It is the middle of winter, or not even, and there is lots of winter left. I’m missing the sunshine the last few days, but am always glad for the rain. After being neglected the almost 2 weeks my dad was in the hospital, then being covered for 3 days of freeze, I’m surprised the garden has as much to offer as it does right now.
There is lots of lettuce, several varieties and they are ready to be eaten.
Patience finally paid off and 1 cabbage head started to emerge.
The strawberries are chilling out, establishing their hearty root systems, and coasting until Spring.
The slower varieties of broccoli are just starting to show their crowns.
The onions and garlic are still chugging right along.
The wider leaved garlic, a gift from Skip at Green Gate Farms, was planted several weeks before the onions.
Both side beds are dedicated to garlic and onions. If all goes well, this will provide enough onions to get me through three quarters of a year. They last a long time, if stored properly.
There is one remaining bok choi. I’ve been sharing these with friends and neighbors.
It really isn’t any fun gardening in the rainy cold, although I did manage to spread some lettuce seeds between showers. As soon as we get a break from the rain, and perhaps some sun, I’ll be anxious to get the leeks in the ground.
I intend to plant the potatoes next weekend. Most of the nurseries will have seed potatoes now or in the next couple of weeks.