A January Look at the Garden, part 1
Today was my first look at the garden after being gone for 16 days, during which time the temperatures have ranged from in the 60s down to a bitterly cold 8 degrees. (For my readers farther north or south – yes, in Kansas parlance, single digits above 0 is bitterly cold.)
This is the first winter that I’m actually paying close attention to growth of various plants throughout the winter, with an eye to what is still harvestable and also what is simply still alive. I’m definitely learning a lot of about the resiliency of plants! Today I’ll show you what’s growing and what’s not in the uncovered parts of the garden.
I just can’t get over the larkspur! It is completely uncovered, no mulch, no protection of any kind, and it is still looking perky as ever. Single digits? What? Where? It would never have occurred to me that these flowers were so tough. I hope they bloom well this spring.
The outdoor plants are definitely going beyond my expectations. Check back later this week to see how things are faring under the two row covers.