Kevin and I both grew up gardening with our families. Sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans… we grew it all. That’s why when we decided to grow a little garden in the back yard of our very first home. We built a raised garden bed we designed ourselves, planted early, watered often, and waited. The Little Garden grew. It was green and leafy and gorgeous.
That is until December. We’ve had two weeks in the mid-70s and low 80s and the plants are loving it.
Since March, we’ve got one (rotten, bug infested) tomato off the vine. Currently, we have eight baby tomatoes hanging out and countless delicate yellow flowers.
The straightneck yellow squash that threatened to take over the entire garden back in May is finally making little baby squashes.
And our faithful peppers are going as well as ever. We’re getting more jalapenos, bell, and poblano peppers than we have all season.
We’re in a cold snap right now (as in we had a blizzard yesterday morning… or just a light dusting), so we’re being very careful to tuck our babies in each night with some nice, warm blankies.
I had intended to clean out the garden this weekend and winterize it, but since I discovered all these veggies, I decided the clearing out can wait. This has got me very excited for spring planting! Come on, February! Mama needs some baby spinach!
Have you discovered any veggies holding on into the winter? What would you be growing right now, if you could grow anything?