Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

How Grows the Garden?

It's not Spring on the prairie
It's still February after all
But on a non-snowy and warmish February day
I like to plant lettuces

I got a head start this year

With a couple of four packs
Two of romaine and two of leaf lettuce

As well as the lettuce and spinach seeds I bought when I first saw them this winter

They all go into the pots around the garden

The pots empty of flowers hold winter greenery
which is tired looking by February

It's too early to plant anything and I don't like to look at empty pots.

The solution:


It gives me green in the pots
It gives me greens for the table!

And by the time the lettuces are done and bolting
The annuals are in the garden centers
and it's warm enough to plant them!

A concrete pot with the lettuces

And my long pot with the romaine.

The other pots aren't as pretty.
They are, after all, just soil and seeds.

Soon, especially with planting plants,
I'll get to harvest some tasty greens for salads.

What could be more seasonal than a garden?    I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays and my transformation of my garden pots with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Met Monday.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

So nice to see the green in there. I hope you get to eat those a lot too.

Pat said...

SNOW predicited for our side of the Prairie Friday & Sunday. . .nothing in the planters but faux for a while longer here, dear friend!!!
EnJOY your greens. . .especially on the table!!!

Savannah Granny said...

Martha, Wanted to let you know, I made your "apple cake' this weekend. It was a hit as usual. I have it filed under "Martha's Apple Cake". Thanks for sharing your recipes.
Things are looking pretty dull around here as well. I have rabbits but you give me the idea of planting lettuce in pots on the back deck. I think it is too high for them and does have a rail.
Hope the worst of the weather has passed for you.
Have a blessed week, Ginger

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper