Winter Garden

27 01 2011

Everyone is feeling the winter chill this year. Florida (my state) is the only state in the union not to receive snow. Yep, that is right, even Hawaii received snow this year.

Luckily, the lack of snow but plenty of cold days made a great winter garden.  My family claims that the collard greens are not really good until after the first freeze (which is usually December for us), and then they become tender and not so bitter.  Well, this year we have tons of collard greens, and so much more! Many of our “greens” began as seedlings and were tenderly cared for by my future father in law.  His seedlings included collard greens, kale, and red Russian kale.  We also planted brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

It is a good winter garden, and I cannot complain about all of the fresh vegetables!

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28 01 2011
Suwannee Refugee

The garden is looking great!

31 01 2011
southrnsuga

thanks much! we are really excited about our composte this year as well. Hopefully the spring and summer garden will benefit from all of the rich soil.

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