Our unseasonably warm weather continues, and along with it a lack of rain or snow. We have had temperatures in the 60’s and close to 70 all week! I’m really starting to get worried about what our water supplies are going to be like this summer! If we don’t see a big turn around I’m afraid we will have all kinds of water issues!!
Here’s a sure sign that it has been warm! Our garlic is already starting to sprout!
The warm weather really has helped the winter garden. Look at these spinach plants! We have never had spinach look this healthy this time of the year before!!
And the little row of Swiss Chard looks just a good!
And we even have a little bit of overwintered lettuce left! We have 3 or 4 heads this size that are still left to harvest.
We have had some nice little harvests over the last few weeks. I cut up 3 overwintered Bok Choy plants that have gone into several stir fries over the past week.
We also harvest a few of the overwintered carrots. We had such poor germination with the carrots last fall that we really won’t have much to harvest this year. We have harvested about a pound so far. But I bet we are already about 15% through the bed. We will be really lucky to get 8-10 pounds this year.
Our first batch of seedlings are coming along nicely. These lettuce starts are about 2 weeks old now and should be ready for the cold frames about the 1st of March!
I’m also very excited with the early success of our new video course on Seed Starting! We already have 110 students in just over a week! If you are interested in taking the course follow this link for a special deal for Stoney Acres readers!!
So our totals for the last couple of weeks are:
Carrots – 1 pound
Bok Choy – .75 lbs
Spinach – .25 lbs
Total – 2 pounds
This makes our total for the year 3.66 pounds!!