This winter has had a few very cold days when the temperature was well below freezing, so I was sure everything in the garden had finally given in. Winter seemed to let up a bit last weekend, and while the mercury crept towards 50 F, I went to have a look at what must be a barren garden. I wandered over to the cabbage and broccoli I had planted too late in the season, and although the plants seemed to have a little life in them, it was barely noticeable. From there, I curiously peered at my Swiss Chard, and noticed a bunch of green. Surely I thought, this can’t still be growing ! Wrong I was, The plants are sending out new leaves from the center. If I had harvested the small green leaves, it would have made a decent salad for a serving of four or five, however it seemed too cruel to snip off pieces of a plant which is fighting so hard to survive. I’ll wait till April, when I’ve really need a cure for Cabin Fever, and harvest the leaves then.
Category CloudCelery Farmers Market Canning New Ideas Dirt John Deere Okra Flexnum Critters Herbs Deer Endive Chickens Beets Ground Hogs Other Growing Season Melons Fall Planting Amish Gardens Pepper - Chablis Arduino Projects Landscaping Nectarines Parsley Goji Berries Climate Flowers Carrots Lettuce Elderberries Brandywine Cooking from the Garden Computers & Electronics Artichoke Apples Cherries and Berries Honey Berries "Boots" Opportunity Salad Cloning / Propogating People Freezing Bell Fruit Trees Onions Mesclun Fertilizer Cabbage and Broccoli Eggplant Bio-Char / Terra Preta Peaches Late Blight Cabbage Fall Muncher Cauliflower My Inner Geek Beans Kohlrabi Bright Lights Building and Construction Grapes Books Horses Brussels Sprouts Basil Garlic Goats Broccolli Chablis Corn Blueberries Cherry Peas General Container Gardening Asian Vegetables Bugs Glass Etching Pak Choi Greenhouse Furniture Cows Lessons Gooseberries Chives Bananas Ike How To's "Tom's" Garden Afflictions Compost "Joker" Asparagus 8N Ford Tractor Cider Press Methods Cucumbers Chard
I.T. Farmer’s Journey Preview:
I.T. Farmers Blog on Facebook
Link to I.T. Farmer’s Blog
- The posts on this blog, are my own personal work. Please do not copy, alter, or use them in any way without my permission.