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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A headstart to 2012

When I talk to people (mostly Indian) that have no idea about gardening, the most common question is "do you have to start from scratch each year?". I am assuming that tomato plants in tropical climates never die like they do here in winter, and hence the question.

It has had me thinking for a while and thanks to the very mild winter in 2011, I actually did one such experiment. As you can see in the picture below, my Eggplants continued to survive in the raised beds in February.

I also dug out some of y pepper plants that i could not protect in the planter beds and kept them in the porch.

Now that the weather has started to warm up, I put them back into the raised planter beds. They seem to be thriving well. Hopefully they have a decent head start into the season and I have some yummy eggplants and peppers in spring.


  1. I see your post in 2010 about the jackfruit. Did it survive through the winter? I have two seedlings that I am thinking of plating in the yard. I live in east Contra Costa, perhaps similar weather to yours.

  2. My Jacfkruit plants did not make it through winter. But i did not bring them inside the house (I should have)