It’s been a strange winter. Lots of rain, plenty of warmth, and a plethora of great days to work outside.
Last night we got a hard freeze and it’s still thawing out… but before that hit I took a few pictures in the garden. It’s hard to believe how wonderfully everything is doing at this time of year… but we still have cabbages:
And even papaya… though they’re probably cooked now. We’ll see in a day or two what kind of damage they suffered. In this shot, they’re still looking good on a nice rainy day:
And an amazing bed of salad greens. We fertilized them a couple of months ago with a mix of kelp meal, cottonseed meal, rock phosphate, lime and a pinch of borax and Epsom salts. As you can see, the plants are very happy with all the nutrition:
The exact mix I used is in this book.
Steve Solomon has an abundance of tantalizing insights, as usual. I highly recommend The Intelligent Gardener for a look at how micronutrients affect plants and human health.
The gardens have certainly enjoyed it… at least until last night.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It’s going to freeze again tonight.