I’m not very good at the whole “right on schedule” thing, I must admit. That said, here are a few shots of the “winter” garden just as we start to transition into a “summer” garden.
Here in SLO we should probably label the seasons “wet” and “dry,” but I’m splitting hairs.
I’m afraid we pulled some of the leeks a tad early. (Sorry, Heidi! It looks like we’ll have to use non-homegrown leeks for the lasagna). The white parts need to be, like, three times longer.
On a positive note, the broccoli is finally taking off. I can’t wait to dig in! (In fact, I kinda already sneaked some. Shhh…)
In a week or two I’m going to post a detailed review of our winter garden. In the meantime, here’s a quick winter garden wrap up, with the winners, the competitors, and the also-ran.
- bok choy (one word: prolific)
- leaf lettuce (just keeps growing and growing and…)
- spinach (just keeps growing and growing and…)
- green onions (SO sweet and tangy)
- radishes (our fastest growers of the season!)
- broccoli (slow starter, but we’re seeing action now!)
- head lettuce (died back very quickly after reaching “peak”)
- leeks (need lots of time to grow)
- red and yellow bulb onions (la de da, any DAY now)
- carrots (had better luck with the summer batch)
I must say, it was a great first experience with a winter (wet season) garden. I’m already planning for next year.
How about you? Did you do a winter garden? How did it go?