What’s going on in your garden this week? I took photos of mine and was surprised to see how much was green throughout. This mild winter has been lovely, even if it seems to validate concerns about climate change. I understand all the concerns about late frost as well, but goodness, it does feel good even if it actually isn’t good for the garden.
My pincushion flower has been in bloom all winter long. This is the first that has ever happened!
My lavender and sage is still as healthy as it would be in summer:
My leeks would look great, except a certain pet goat has nibbled off the leaves. Thankfully, they will still taste the same.
My fall-planted garlic is looking amazingly happy! I used to interplant garlic among all my other crops (because I prefer companion planting when I can). But I found that the garlic kept somehow getting lost during the growing season or weeded out (perhaps by my children who like to help weed). Since I started planting it on its own, I have a much better harvest!
Even the fall-planted onions are a bit green already.
The girls are laying from 10-12 eggs a day, darlings that they are. Even in their large fenced in lot, they’ve managed to wear down all the grass over the winter. Straw was applied to keep them out of the mud, and I’ve been letting them out to forage more. I hope to be able to relocate them to a new grassy patch in the next few weeks. (I wish they could free range the entire backyard, but, alas, the garden would not survive!)
My dear goat, the leek-eater. She’s really just a pet, though I have thought about letting her have a baby and doing some milking. I just fear the commitment that goes with an animal that needs milked!
Got out my seed stash to do a few germination tests before spring. (Post to follow if all goes well with that.) I know this is not the most secure or efficient way to store seeds, but I keep them in this box that a young friend once made me because it makes me very, very happy.
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