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It's spring in the northern hemisphere! The planting season is starting for many of us. What have you put in the ground? How is it going?

Fall is starting in the southern hemisphere! Do we have anyone harvesting anything?

It's spring in the northern hemisphere! The planting season is starting for many of us. What have you put in the ground? How is it going? Fall is starting in the southern hemisphere! Do we have anyone harvesting anything?

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[–] KateKnit 3 points (+3|-0)

I have a few leeks and cabbages from last year in the ground so I could be harvesting, despite being in the northern hemisphere, but I'll wait for them to grow a bit bigger. All my new seedlings will remain in pots for a few more weeks. I have French beans, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and sugar snap peas. ​There's still a risk of frosts killing them if they were outside overnight, so I'm ferrying them on a large tray from windowsill to patio and back again every day.

I have some courgette, radish and lettuce seeds, too, but they're all quicker growing so I don't plan on planting them just yet.

How about you, girl_undone?

Oh jeez, I have a big ol' leek patch I've basically forgotten about all winter. I need to plant peas there now. I feel bad, like I've let them down.

Leeks go in in April so I planted them way before anything else that would have been in my winter garden, but ended up missing the window to plant everything else for winter. So I just forgot I had them out there, since I didn't have anything else and was really pouty about it. Mice got my potatoes at some point so I didn't even make potato leek soup. They've been troopers, requiring nothing and surviving the cold.

Last year I grew onions, I planted them as seeds, used garden fabric to keep them warm. I don't want to fuss with transplanting. They got perfectly big. I need to get those planted ASAP and see if it works again this year.

[–] KateKnit 2 points (+2|-0)

Mmm, I love leek and potato soup - what a shame that mice got to your potatoes. Still, leeks go well in any soup or stew.

I've not tried growing onions from seed before. I have a plan for every little bit of my garden this year, but maybe next year I'll try onions.