Things are tootling along here. I’ve been so busy with a new battle over a badly flawed restoration plan for the Bolsa Chica Mesa, that I haven’t had time to garden.
The weather in coastal southern California has been superb with highs in the 70s and nothing but sun, sun, sun. Actually, that’s bad because this is supposed to be our rainy season. We got 10 inches of rain in December, which was way too much. Our normal rainfall on the coast is only 12-15 inches of rain. Since January 3, it has only rained once and that wasn’t much of a rain. I’ve used half of my stored rainwater already and am going to have to resort to tap water soon to keep my garden growing.
I really need to post photos of my spring flowers in bloom. I have irises, paperwhites, camellias, a pink magnolia, pink cobbity daisies, purple sage and a lot of other flowers in bloom already. It’s starting to get pretty outside.
Here’s what I harvested last week.
4 oz. chard
1 oz. komasuna (Japanese green like bok choy)
1 oz. snow peas
TOTAL harvest 6 oz. produce plus 5 eggs
If you had a harvest, or want to see what others are harvesting, visit Daphne’s Dandelions.