While I was Sleeping…

How quickly time passes. Somehow the month of January went by in a blink. Even though I haven’t had much time to wander in the garden as much, my veggies didn’t seem to mind. The napa cabbages and potatoes have doubled in size over the past few weeks:

Napa Cabbages (December 20, January 18 and February 1)

Napa Cabbages (December 20, January 18 and February 1)

Potatoes (January 20 and February 1)

Potatoes (January 20 and February 1)

Next weekend will be a big napa harvest and my sister will be helping me make my annual batch of wontons and kim chee. Mmm.

The first planting of peas are now taller than I am and are covered in sweet pea flowers and pods. My husband has already snacked on a few of them and continues to remind me that peas are not for sharing. I have to remind him who grew the peas in the first place. šŸ™‚ My second big batch of peas are now about 6 inches tall and will probably get a big growth spur soon.

Pea Flower

Pea Flower

Purple Flower

Purple Flower

My cauliflower plants (which have gone through a lot) are actually starting to produce flower heads!

Cauliflower (January 20 and February 1)

Cauliflower (January 20 and February 1)

My garbanzo beans and other seedlings are peeking their heads above the soil. Now that the weather is getting back to the 70’s, I also started a new batch of tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and other random seeds.

Garbanzo (January 20 and February 1)

Garbanzo (January 20 and February 1)

Most of my beans didn’t survive the frost during the week of new year’s but there are about 1/3 of the batch left. I also planted some red onion seedlings, transplanted some bok choy, spinach and Chinese broccoli and started some french breakfast and black radish seeds. Hopefully it’ll be a nice spring.

Today’s harvest included lettuce, kale, cilantro and a bottle gourd.

Kale, cilantro, bottle gourd

Kale, cilantro, bottle gourd

The garden is flowering with camellias, pea flowers, citrus flowers (from Victoria, the pink lemon tree) and narcissus. They smell heavenly.

Camellias

Camellias

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