I'm really not complaining. When I read about the weather that Cindy at My Corner Of Katy
and Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings have been dealing with...as well as many other garden blogger friends who are at least used to freezing cold winters...I really shouldn't complain. But our gray Central Valley January days are just so...gray. And January.
In any case, on this gray January weekend I decided to go out, do a bit of clean up and try to get some work done. The first thing I noticed was that the carrots and beets are doing well and going to need thinning soon. Can't complain about that.
Next, I noticed this stalwart lavender, pinnata buchii, still blooming despite over half the plant being blackened from the December freeze. This part of the plant was protected by warming lights. Can't complain about this either!
I certainly won't complain about the oranges hanging over my fence from the neighboring yard. We've had a few and they are tasty...I'm hoping we enjoy more before any wandering rats discover them.
And I won't complain that on this damp, gray, chilly day I was able to plant some radish seeds and the fava seeds I soaked overnight. We are being warned that February will be unusually rainy. If so and I lose this gamble it will be worth it! But if not...at least I'll have favas and radishes. About which I will not complain.