Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spring Garden 2014

It seems like a very long time since I've done a gardening post.  There usually isn't much to post about in the winter months except for rain drops on leaves, however, this year things are different.  Since Mother Nature decided to skip winter altogether in California and go directly to spring, so I've decided to start my spring planting as well.  

There are signs of spring everywhere.  My crocus bulbs are starting to bloom, and so are the primroses.  Even the fruit trees are starting to bloom.  The peach tree is the first one to show blooms.

The unseasonably warm weather is causing the kale that I planted last summer to go to seed to so we're eating lots of kale this week.

We're also eating peas...

and some small lettuces that I get from thinning out the row.

We've really only had one rain storm this "winter" but the weather people say we may get rain mid week, so I want to take advantage of the free water (we may be on water rationing soon).  We turned the compost bin today and filled the bed fresh compost from the bottom of the bin, filled with worms.  I planted more kale, lettuce, and some spinach.

I have brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli starts in the ground already.

I'm starting tomatoes in the house because the night time temperatures are still to cool to start those outside.  Climate change is a real thing people and the lack of rain is a serious problem in California already.  I hope we get a big storm this week, we really need it!

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