Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Winter Garden

The broccoli is sprouting

The greens just keep on giving

The cauliflower is growing, despite the worms

We've also had spinach, red mustard, rainbow chard, kale, thyme, sage, basil and Italian parsley, which grows like a weed. My root crops, on the other hand, are not doing well. The Thumbelina carrots are cute but not very useful and my beets are just sitting there.

My experiment with jicama died out early and my artichoke flourished early in the fall only to succumb during the rains last month. I'm afraid it drowned, poor thing. I think it's a perennial, so I have hope it may return in the spring.


  1. You're so right, Ann! Though I must admit when I find them on my greens, they are toast. ;-)