Waiting Out the Winter
About two summers ago I planted a blueberry bush that has yet to produce berries and never seems to look very healthy. I then realized that my soil is more alkaline than acidic. And that's what blueberries need-acidic soil. I plan on transplanting the bush into a large pot where I can control the pH of the soil and fertilize if needed.
I also found a gardenia variety that is hardy to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, the variety name is 'Summer Snow'. I am extremely excited about this possibility to grow gardenias in my garden! I absolutely love the scent of gardenias!
Last year I planted a hardy variety of rosemary called 'Madeline Hill' and am curious to see how it fares the winter season. I make a lovely rosemary bath salt combo for a local salon and would love to harvest and use my own home-grown herb instead of purchasing it. I currently grow my own St. John's Wort, comfrey and chickweed that gets harvested and made into medicinal salves.
In addition to the above I will also plant my staple "crops" such as arugula, scallions, assorted lettuces and kale.