We garden year round and have had the most severe drought last Summer with over a month of temperatures over 100 degrees and absolutely no rain. The National Weather Service considered our area in a CRITICAL drought! Our poor garden was frying. The vegetables actually cooked right on the bushes. Elmer watches over the garden and worked and worked to keep it alive, along with his helpers!
Well his efforts paid off we are still eating the wonderful squash, onions and sweet potatoes from last year’s harvest!
Now we are enjoying fresh brocoli, cauliflower, fennel, kale, asparagus and lots of wonderful German lettuce!
The flowers are all a bloom! Even the Redbud trees are budding…….a sure sign of Spring…….in February! I fear a big freeze will come and slap all these optimistic plants upside the head.
The Chili Pequin continues to bear fruit all through this winter! He is determined to out live any frost, drought or wimpy gringo!
……and of course, the Lady Rosemary continues to flourish under any circumstance….
The Borage is full of bees. We always keep this wonderful, watermelon flavored herb all over the garden for the pleasure of our wonderful bees, who keep our earth alive.