We’ve got a small problem in Maine when it comes to gardening. The season it very short. I’m not an expert on the subject, but I’m willing to guess that outside planting begins some time in May or June and ends in September or October. In order to get anywhere, you need to start planting inside.
I’ve heard people say they begin potting in February, March and even April. I think April may be a bit late, but I bet you can get something if you really try.
This is our first season gardening up here and we have no idea what to expect. The topic is huge and we are extremely interested in the opinions of those who have been through this before. I mean, we don’t even have the outside garden area set up yet. With the fence project and other small projects taking up most of my time, I’m not sure when I’m going to get to that. In the meantime, we enjoy what Laura’s put together in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
I’ll tell you what we have planted so far. Things are slow growing, but we’re hopeful that with sunshine and warmer weather, we’ll see some action soon. It seems like every cool day sets us back some.
Okay, we have brussels sprouts, celery, peppers, cauliflower, tomatoes, broccoli and cabbage. I know there are some smaller plants thrown in there as well, but I can’t remember them. We also have some larger plants that we dragged up here from Florida. They are most likely going to live inside forever because of the cool weather. If we get into the 90s in August, we may change our minds temporarily. In that department, we’ve got a fig tree, a large amaryllis, jasmine and a mulberry tree. We are going to plant the mulberry outside this Summer. We’re just waiting for then to avoid any freezing catastrophe. If you’ve got stories or tips, please share them in the comment section below. Or, simply enjoy the pictures.