|“Bush” snow peas.|
I watched the fluffy bastard kick over a small blue pot and proceed to nibble the roots of the now-naked butterfly bush.
Like any sane person, I ran outside to screech at the offending squirrel and rescue the innocent plant. Yes, screech. And maybe chase a little.
I tell you, I take this gardening thing seriously.
A few months into the winter gardening season, I’ve just pulled off the last of the tomatoes, dried mountains of basil and am enjoying the climbing pea shoots. Peas aside, my little sprouts seem to be on the slow growth plan, but so far–knock on wood–they haven’t been attacked too badly by squirrels, birds or bugs.
The weather man is predicting a cold snap next week, so I’m hoping the growth continues. We shall see.
In the mean time, I’m praying for rain. Until then, some snaps:
|Morning dew on the cauliflower.|
|Winter gardening. I don’t have to weed, I have to rake! Pictured: Itty bitty beets among the oak leaves.|
|Bush snow peas are taking over. Dig those dead tomatoes in the background. Errr…|
|Blue curly kale. Curly blue kale? Something like that.|
|Grow beets, GROW.|
|Peas forthcoming. I’m hoping my sweet pea flowers start taking off soon.|
|A little lettuce.|
Project Green Thumbs season 5:
Tips, tricks and warnings for growing tomatoes
Front yard veggie gardening
It’s not too late to start your veggie garden!
Project Green Thumbs Season 5 to-dos
National Blog Posting Month:
Day 2- Project Green Thumbs Season 5, winter edition!
Day 3- Things I’d rather do instead of “killing my darlings”
Day 4- A grateful heart: A man who understands writing deadlines
Day 5- Velveting: The secret to restaurant quality Chinese chicken
Day 6- Note: “Tea bagger” is NOT the same as “tea party”
Day 7- A moment in travel
Day 8- Fall in the desert
Day 9- The world’s best salted caramel brownies
Day 10- It’s not everyday someone throws a fish at you: Berryessa Gap Paella Cook-off
Day 11- Thank you, veterans
Day 12- Flying history: Buzzing around in the Boeing Stearman biplane