California is known for its weather, and for those who don’t yet know, winter everywhere else is our spring. Here in SoCal flowers have sprouted everywhere, peas are growing strong, brassicas are loving the rain (LOTS of rain!). For gardeners with yards covered in snow, enjoy those seed catalogs by the fire. We’re still tending the soil and harvesting winter crops. Enjoy these shots from our winter garden.
Nasturtiums are always our first flowers to show
And Calendula (poppies too)
Lemon tree blossoms are just opening up
Garlic, carrots and radishes are so happy with all the rain.
Yesterday we got 2 1/2 inches of rain. It’s a record.
Alaska shelling peas. The package say they don’t need a trellis. I beg to differ. They’ve reached the top of a 6 foot trellis.
Forellenschluss, Kwiek, 4 Seasons lettuces drink up the sun.
Volunteer dill (the best kind) and cilantro pop up between raised beds.
Our loquat has fruit on it! We’re so excited.
Rain washed away the aphid infestation. A dressing of worm castings helped as well.
The ladies are out and about. One has started laying again. Come on girls! We want frittatas!
Indoor activities include perusing seed catalogs. Soon we’ll be starting seeds for warm-season crops.
We hope you are enjoying the winter regardless of whether you are actively gardening or planning your spring season. Happy Gardening!