Friday, January 09, 2009


Experimentation has been the practice in my winter garden this year. Over the years, my winter garden had become less productive. Lower productivity was the direct result of my neighhbors' trees which line the downhill slope of my garden's perimeter. These trees coupled with the lower arc of the sun in the winter prevented my garden from getting any reasonable amount of sunlight. However, the trees fell ill and were felled. SUN!

Now I am back to planting a full winter garden. I am delighted that for the next few years, I will enjoy garden salads, brocoli, cauliflower during the winter months. I say for the next few years because alas and alack the neighbore replanted with three new trees which will eventually block the sun again. But I will make hay, or should I say, salad while the sun shines.

Spinach has done quite well since like many children bunnies do not like to eat their spinach.


Susan said...

What kind of spinach are you growing? I am in Southern California too. I have not had much luck with spinach yet.


libraryflower said...

I live near the coast in S. Ca - how do you know when to grow the different types of plants? It seems we can grow veggies year round - but I just wonder about the best timing. What resource do you use? For when to start seeds indoors and get ready for the next item to plant.


earlysnowdrop said...

One way I know which veggies to grow for the different seasons is to visit local nurseries. Usually when they have an item for sale, it is the right time of year for it to grow in local gardens. Also, Sunset magazine is a wonderful source of gardening information. Finally, has great seeds and information.


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