Hello one and all! We might be a little late in greeting the new year, but better later than never, right? Actually, if you’re just joining us, the explanation is simple: this is a seasonal blog, one that runs from February to October. Once a week (usually on Tuesdays, or maybe Wednesdays), we regale anyone who cares to read with our gardening stories. And now that it’s February, it’s time to start writing again! And might be a rather short post, as we don’t have much to report at the moment.
This winter has been extremely quiet…so far. The farmer’s almanac promised our region a winter that would be cold and very snowy. Since the official start of winter in December, the cold part has panned out only sporadically, and we’ve had very little snow. Looking back, this time last year we had already had our first major storm of the year, having received over a foot of snow. This time…well, our largest snowfall occurred in January, and we only received about six inches of the white fluff. Last week, a squall came through that gave us a light dusting.
The snow barely lasted an hour before it melted.
Not that we’re complaining — having a mild, rainy winter is fine by us! But there are still several weeks left in the season, and apparently Punxatawny Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see on that.
As evidenced above, the garden has been in hibernation since late November. While we didn’t have the most productive time last year, we have been enjoying our beans, cowpeas, and Long Pie pumpkins (they are excellent in pies!). We also brought indoors a couple peppers, and our blueberry and blackberry plants that we bought last year. They’ve been doing okay inside, but it seem pretty obvious that they can’t wait until warmer weather appears.
Other than that, all is well, and we’re looking forward to sharing our garden happenings in the year to come. We have some new seeds coming, and we have some ideas on how to revamp things in the garden a little. Also, based on how things went last year, we’re going to do things a little differently, a little later than usual this year. We’ll go over all this and more in next week’s post.
All in all, we’re glad to be back. 🙂 And we look forward to catching up on things here in the blogosphere!