With some help from my gorgeous new Bay Area Produce Calendar (from Krank Press), Dave and I embarked on a little winter gardening last weekend. Admittedly, we’re either a bit early or a little late for a couple of our selections, but figured we’d give it a shot and baby them if we get a frost. At least the chard, lettuce, onions and hearty herbs should be fine. I have to admit, while there are many things I miss about the midwest, I was relishing digging in the dirt after hearing about all the snow my Minneapolis friends have been getting. Previously, my idea of “winter gardening” has been digging a hole in the snow to see if there was any parsley left alive down there.
Even if we did stray a bit from the recommendations in the guide (December calls for chard – check – lettuce – check – radishes and spinach, but doesn’t recommend our other selections until January or February) I have been loving the cool design and the great illustrations. I keep it on my desk as eye candy, and to remind me to get out and dig in the dirt.
|Bay Area Produce Calendar, Krank Press|
|Nothing showing yet – hopefully this weekend!|
|thyme and moss rocks|
|parseley, mint and rosemary|
|new growth on the pink lemon|
|oranges almost ready!|