Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Winter Container Garden 2011-2012
Another Winter, another container garden! I am really hoping to start tearing up my back yard in February and begin putting together my raised bed garden. I think I will get better yield from my plants with the raised bed garden.
However, what I have currently are a half dozen very large pots that contain Swiss Chard, Beets and Peas. Here is one of the pots of beets. I will be using the beet greens in a stir fry this week. I like using the beets in smoothies.
I have Swiss Chard planted in several pots, by itself and along with other vegetables.
The lighting is a little strange because all of these pots are in a mini greenhouse of sorts that I created. This is last year's set up. This year I have a larger space.
Here in Southern Utah, our day time temps in the Winter are in the 50's and the evening temps are in the 20's to 30's. The plastic greenhouse allows me to grow all kinds of crops such as Swiss Chard, Spinach, Kale, Bok Choy and Peas. I haven't tried lettuce in my green house, but I'm starting some from seed this week, and I'll pot some up here in a few weeks. I'm also starting more spinach.