Summer for us is actually a challenging time to grow veggies as there are usually endless fungal problems and the good chance of plants drowning. For this reason I plan to fail between mid December and March and if I do get crops they are a bonus. I also use this time to clean out garden beds and plant green manure crops to be dug in at the end of February.
From April till September we get our version of Winter. I say from April because that is when you can feel that a change is afoot and the night temperatures start to drop.
For me March marks the start of my growing season and because our winter only has a couple months with really cold night temperatures you have to be organised.
So in late February I get my seeds sorted and planted out in seed raising mix. I know that I am gong to prick out the seedlings as soon as they pop up so the other thing I have to do is wash out all my pots with soapy water and leave them to dry.
My Bok Choy for example. I planted it directly into the soil and it all sprouted beautifully. Oh the stir frys that we were going to have.
Some nasty little critter decided to dine on all my little seedlings leaving me a few stalks. Most of these seedlings will not recover as they had no leaves left. some not even stalks. Bloody critters!
Next week i hope to get some of the first seedling in the garden, although i might have to do some critter proofing first.
What's growing at your place?