Sunday, January 16, 2011

Is Spring almost here?

Well's been so warm that I'm almost ready to believe Spring is just around the corner. The forecast calls for mild temperatures for the next two weeks bringing us to the end of January...

February has brought cold and snowy weather but not all that often and not for prolonged periods of time, so could this be it? Could this be the end of winter on the West Coast?

Around the garden pansies, bluebells and primulas are starting to appear. But of course it's not just my garden, everything in this part of the world grows well. In Vancouver and Victoria snowdrops and some crocuses have already bloomed.

Even though the days are still very short, the warm weather has me thinking about my veggie garden. I'm trying to figure out what I'll grow this year. I've decided that Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower are out, too many bugs.

I'm debating adding more peppers this year such as poblano. A few years ago I had great success with jalapenos....hundreds of them, which I froze and used to make jelly. I also grew chili peppers which I dried and then flaked, very good added to pizza, chili, fresh salsa and speghetti sauces.

What are your plans for the veggie garden this year?


Anonymous said...

It is too cold here to think about the garden. I sure hope we get an early Spring.

Powell River Books said...

I coming home tomorrow! Straight up the lake is my plan. If Wednesday hold good, I plan to tear into my garden and get everything out from last year's crops. Then when I get back again next month I can augment the soil. If all goes well I'll be at Magpie's for breakfast on Friday before my flight back to Bellingham. It's going to be a quick trip, but I'm really looking forward to it. - Margy

The Hobbit said...

Be still my heart! I sooooo want spring to be just around the corner.Anything that can go in a salad. Of course I want to expand my fruits.My son-in-law is making a pyramid for lettuces.