Thursday, January 8, 2009

A New Year

I haven't posted in a while, as we've been really busy with holiday travel, work, and just life in general. In regard to the container gardening there really hasn't been that much going on--other than a freak Las Vegas snowstorm that wiped out everything! Yes, we returned from Norway to find all of the plants dead--killed by snow! Unfortunately that included the Black Krim that had been the topic of my weekly updates. At least I had cut a few green tomatoes before we left and placed them in paper bags to ripen while we were away. So, the fall tomato planting wasn't a total wash. Anyhow, I am now preparing to start some seeds indoors for the Spring. Hopefully I'll have these out in the containers by the last week of February or first week of March. Will keep you all posted.

Okra Containers (foreground) and Tomato Plants (background) under Las Vegas Snow

Here are some pictures I took while hiking in Norway with Marianne's cousin Gaute and his very cool dog Mano. It's really a breathtakingly beautiful country.


Brad@Container Gardening said...

Sorry for the loss. I just wish I could start my container gardening seeds indoors that early. Good for you.

Looking forward to spring.

Annie said...

Farmer John!! It has been awhile (Annie, from Green and Natural...not currently blogging though) I LOVE the Norway pictures. They are beautiful. Sorry to hear about your fall harvest going poorly, that snow was CRAZY! So I am getting ready to start planting some seedlings too. I will follow your blog to try to see when it is best to start them indoors. Last year I started way too late and therefor got nothing! This year will be different!! Good luck to you!


Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Oh no! That really stinks. I'm sorry your plants were wiped out. I really enjoyed the tomato updates.