Where I live we can garden all year long. Our summers are hot and our winters daytime temps are mild with cold nights so winter and spring are my favorite time to grow my greens. I am able to plant all my leafy and root veggies now while summertime is reserved for tomato, peppers squash, berries and melons.
This years winter garden is off to a good start. I'm growing...
onion both red and walla walla
strawberries (from last summer not producing but still growing for spring)
garlic (waiting for a summer harvest)
and cucumber seeds in house
I didn't replant cauliflower. Last year was down right ugly, they didn't do well at all and simply became aphid catchers. The vineyard likes the DG and rocky soil but my veggies definitely don't. I have spent the last year and a half building up a more friendly environment to sow my seeds and feel I've learned a bit more with each passing season.
With another year of composting my soil and a couple yards of clean fed soil brought in a couple months ago to mix in as well, I'm hoping this year will be better and I'll have a full freezer and jars in the pantry.
For me there's nothing better than a bit of dirt on your hands and clean food in the kitchen for my family. I know how lucky I am and am very thankful I can grow food year round.
The frost a couple weeks ago affected the pomegranate and guava tree but didn't seem to bother the citrus at all. Thankfully we had already enjoyed the fruit these trees offered us and they are now resting, I'm sure they'll bounce back for next season as Mother Nature is giving that way.
Are you able to winter garden, if so what do you plant?
The rain is back and expected to hang around on and off for a few days. I don't mind. I love the sound of rain drops while the water is good for the garden. The weather has been crazy lately for everyone, I've read your blogs and know some of you are having extreme weather. For the next few days here we are expected to be closer to normal. While I like to shake things up I also find comfort in the predictable.
I'll be shooting a few photos at a barrel racing event Saturday afternoon and finishing the day shooting the music man's gig, I have to say I'm super exited about that too. Sunday if not raining I'll be spending the afternoon with Chance.
Happy Friday and happy weekending!