plants will continue to grow through the cold weather. I have been
assured their chances are good.
Garlic, cauliflower, and broccoli
from seed. The broccoli are still young enough that it's no great
loss if they freeze.
The kale is just getting ready to
harvest leaves from for the first time.
More cauliflower and cabbage that
seems to be doing well.
The collards are finally getting to
the point where they are giving me several good sized servings of
greens a week. We're talking at least a pound and a half, maybe
two pounds of leaves. I love eating them! The rule of thumb I use
is "only harvest something if it's getting in the way of another
plant or REALLY BIG!" As they have grown, my definition of the
term "REALLY BIG" has scaled up dramatically. Nowadays that means
a leaf big enough to go around my arm or something like that. More
than a square foot of chewy food!
The artichoke is back to about what
it was when I met it a year ago, not much changed for the time
that's passed. The grapes are looking as barren now as they did
then to. Of the two, I remember a lot more good eating from the
grapes in the year. When the artichoke woke up I started
fertilizing it, so hopefully this year I'll get more of a crop
from it than I did last year. We'll see...