Not that it ever really stopped here. What a HORRIBLE Winter! Yes, I would like to garden 12 months a year, but I'd RATHER have an icy cold winter. Here we are with the temperatures not dropping below 60 degrees for the forseeable future. I'm actually worried that my fruit trees (the pomegranate and meyer lemon) won't fruit this year because they basically had NO dormant time. The lemon tree never lost any leaves and it's starting to bloom again and the pomegranate started blooming again before it even lost all of it's leaves. We'll see what happens. I have daffodils and tulips and peonies popping up too! The first daffodil never flowered. Just big leaves :( Probably same problem...no dormant time.
The good side of all of this however, is that I got to play in the garden today. I planted two little volunteer tomatoes that popped up IN my pomegranate tree from when I composted it. So I just dug them up and transplanted them into the garden. That's all that's in the main garden right now. I tilled the soil today and will let it sit for a couple of weeks before getting ready to plant my transplants. I'm doing the whole garden from seeds this year! I planted thirty two and they're all starting to peek out of the soil now. Should have a fun garden this year :)
While outside today I noticed that the broccoli is actually starting to grow actual broccoli! I assure you this is huge news for me. I've never had broccoli grow succesfully before. Now if I can only get the cauliflower and brussel sprouts to do the same thing!
This is all I got out of my measly winter garden...it never does great. Got a couple of turnips and carrots that will be cooked with a pork roast tomorrow, and some salad greens. I planted the mini greens this year and I really love them! When I have my own house, might just do one whole bed of salad greens. I've never really had luck with lettuce though.
Anyone else able to garden yet? If so, I'd love to hear all about it :D I'm doing a seed swap with Jeane this year and I'm super excited!! Which reminds me I need to send her a list of seeds I have! If anyone else wants to do a seed swap just let me know! I love doing stuff like that :) Oh, and one more question...does anyone have a preference on whether they'd prefer to see gardening posts here or on tumblr? Or both? Just curious!