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  • Winter Sowing Cilantro in Zone 6/7

    When it comes to cilantro, most people seem to have strong options. They either love it or hate it. I, for one, am someone who happens to love it. Seriously, just throw it into a salad, and I’m there to chow down. Luckily, for even the most inexperienced gardeners, winter sowing cilantro is totally easy. In the past, online and in some gardening forums, I’ve seen cilantro get a bad wrap for being a little tricky to germinate. Many people suggest giving the seeds a quick soak in warm water before planting, but I’ve personally never done this. Instead, I’ve either direct sowed or winter sowed. In general, direct sowing…

  • Direct Sowing in February?!

    Hello all you gorgeous and wonderful blog readers! How’s it going? I hope you’re well. The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous lately. The sun is shining; the birds are singing. Most importantly, I’m thinking about starting my vegetable garden for the spring! Last time I took a look-see at the 10 day forecast, I immediately became giggly with excitement. Ten days worth of sunshine, moderate temperatures, and nights above freezing. I decided to take action. I’ve decided to go ahead and do a little gambling, and roll the dice with an early spring planting. Now, I should be clear – my last frost date isn’t until the first week…