Cool Weather Gardening

April 25, 2013Katie

After the last two disatrous years in summer gardening, I decided to try my hand at spring and cool weather gardening with things like beets, lettuce, swiss chard and spinach.

spring garden

Here in Oklahoma, 105º days in multiple quantities are not the best for summer gardening. I’m sure the pros know how to make it all work.   But apparently I’m not a pro.

I have been pretty excited to see all these little beauties pop up from seed over the past few weeks.

Things like lettuce.


And ….teeny tiny spinach.


Beets.  How cute are these? REALLY!


Beets and Swiss Chard look an awful lot alike at this stage of the game.  I have Swiss Chard as well.


We are going to be set for leafy greens I tell ya!

And while you may think this is grass..its baby green onions!


And radishes.


Because of the crazy weather, I have not gone out and thinned my baby plants, so today I worked on the radishes.

Photo Apr 25, 12 50 20 AM

Their style was already cramped and they were growing in the shape of an hourglass! I couldn’t believe they were that big!

And then right after I snapped these pictures…the weather dropped…as in 50 degrees dropped. So Mr. Wonderful had to go out and do some redneck covering up.


I mean I like cool weather gardening but ice and sleet present a bit of a problem.

I told you we aren’t pros…not by a long shot!

Are you a cool weather gardener?  Let me know what you’re growing!



  • Marie at the Lazy W

    April 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    So super exciting!! I have lots of the same tiny green crops as you! xoxo Crossing my fingers the plastic tarp nights are behind us. LOL

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