Warm Your Heart With Soup This February Februarey is a great month to plant your heart warming soup garden. Potatoes, onions, sugar peas, carrots, turnips and beets, can all be planted right now. The very first comment that I usually get is, “But won't it freeze?” Northern winters are winters. South Carolinian's whine with a little bit of cold. I know, because I am one of those whiners. My friend in West Virginia is constantly shoveling snow. Most states above South Carolina,
February is a great time for planting some potatoes into the ground. The most common potatoes are the red and white, but did you know that they come in many different colors, sizes and shapes? How about try something different this year? The Purple Majesty potato would be a shining crown when added to anyone's garden. This potato is, like most potatoes, are from South America. Although this purple variety of potato has a delicate name, it is quite hardy and disease resistant.
The Chinese New Year is approaching. On February 1, 2019, China will ring in the Year of The Pig. Pigs are intelligent, talkative, and very few people realize how clean pigs truly are. The pig symbolizes wealth in China. Hopefully the year of the pig will likewise bring wealth to your garden. In sticking with the Chinese New Year theme, let's plant some really interesting Chinese crops this January. Bok Choy, Chinese Cabbage, Chinese Celery, and Chinese Spinach are just a few