Wednesday, July 22, 2020

My Garden 2020-- January & February

Not much has happened this year. *shock* but I decided to start posting some of my gardening things. A slight catch up but wanted to include the full year not just start in August. we go. January and February. 

I'm in the South but we do get winter here and snow now and again so it's not the busiest of gardening seasons. But I can still manage some veggies and end up doing a lot of prep...most years. lol
January 2020
Janurary! Woo! Not too many things going in the ground but I did manage to pull a few veggies. Carrots from the fall. They were tasty. And the greens are edible too. I tend to add them to soup or make a pesto with them.

I also have a greenhouse this year so had a few of my summer/fall pots still active in there. Snagged a couple very late season green peppers, a couple radishes and greens. Did you know radishes if you let them bolt create radish pods in their greenery? Totally edible! (or you can let them create seeds to use). 

I was digging around and found a rogue potato, too. I harvested the rest of them a couple months prior. LOL

It was my first attempt at celery.
And I met my nemesis.
A she-devil bunny who came by and ate it to the ground near nightly.
Next year it'll go in a raised planter

One of the few things that blooms in my garden during the winter.
I have a pretty camelia bush by my front door.
It's actually a little funnily shaped. Tall and skinny. But it still blooms these lovely pale pink blooms and reminds me of home. My grandparents have a MASSIVE one in their yard.

Cabbage and brussels sprouts! I just love these. They're so pretty. I like to eat them (though rarely get to eat the garden ones) but I also just love them for their color and texture.

A little cooking that included gardening bits. I sauted my radish greens to go with some porkless bites and sweet potato mash. So good!

February 2020

They're pretty when they've been rained on, too!

Baby brussels sprouts! Yes, purple ones!

We had a scary storm. Straight line winds. The neighbor across the street had a tree fall on his house. I got lucky and just had my fence come down and that green house should be upright on the other side of the garden. I don't get scared with too many storms. I've lived in the South my whole adult life. But yall. This scared the tar out of me. It didn't last too long but it was long enough. A lot of people thought we'd had a tornado go through the area. 

Some just lovely shots from the yard.Most of my trees lose all their leaves in the fall which means I can actually see sunrises from the house. They were incredible for a couple weeks there.

I try to do a mixture of gardening. Mixing edible plants and decorative. These planters also have green onions I grow year round (background on the first one)

We had one snow storm this year. I thought it would NEVER come. Usually we have 4-6 of them. Not much but will have snow on the ground for a couple days before it warms up. I love the snow and seeing everything covered.

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