I know a lot of the country has been digging out, repeatedly, from one of the worst winters that anybody can remember, but here in AZ… nope. No winter here. Mid-eighties… yup. Cool evenings and nights in the fifties… yup. I can’t complain. It is absolutely beautiful.
Best of all, it has helped get my previously neglected garden, back into shape.
Bed 1: Bok Choi (behind the kale), Red Russian Kale, Red Romaine, and regular romaine (kind of a dud).
Bed 2: Onions, bib lettuce (I don’t remember the variety), and dino kale
Bed 3: Broccoli (mostly eaten), Chinese cabbage (that bolted and never formed heads, but the chickens said it was delicious – and is gone), a couple of little romaine heads (again, didn’t do much)
Bed 4: carrots (yeah!), lettuce (couldn’t look BETTER), and some lame purple broccoli that grew pretty plants but NO FLOWERS! Where is the BROCCOLI? You can’t call it early broccoli… if it NEVER FORMS BROCCOLI! But it is a pretty plant… and the chickens like the leaves.
Meanwhile, growing quietly, and without much attention over in the main garden area…
Half of my future St. Patty’s day feast.
Peas, which are the shelling kind of peas. I’ve never grown these before but will definitely do again, although in a more abundant and organized fashion since EVERYBODY seems to love them.
I’ve also been potting plants like crazy. Tons of tomatoes, peppers, marigolds, malibar spinach, and did I mention another artichoke? To go along with this bad boy right here.
Of course I’m talking about the plant, not the kid. We have enough kids (and good ones at that), but I could use another giant artichoke plant. Man, if I don’t get some chokes off of this bad boy this spring I am going to be one irritated gardener.
It’s growing time! I’m actually starting to harden off some of my starts because… well, it’s non-winter. Spring is here… for the most part. Our official frost date is April 1st in my book, so I’m keeping them mobile until then, but I have to get them out in all of this wonderful sunshine!
Spring time is upon us!
Well, at least in AZ. 🙂