Garden Raiding in January
We just had a cold snap on Gabriola Island with a good dump of snow, heavy wind and rain, and today sun with seasonable temperatures! I decided to see what greens and herbs survived the nasty weather of the past 10 days and was pleasantly surprised to find beets, kale, parsley, rosemary, chard, kale, cabbage and a rather small cauliflower. It is the best feeling when you can wander out into the patch of semi-frozen soil and find in amongst the winter weeds a good cache of nutritious and fresh veggies. It is a great reminder that spring is just around the corner and that I really need to get on placing my seed orders sooner than later.
And with all that I found in the garden we are having lentil soup chock full of all the greens I harvested this evening with warm cornbread, perfect for a west coast winters night!