written by Yvonne
A white Christmas makes for a lovely seasonal song and cozy gift opening inside, but doesn't help a garden a darn bit. We came back from a family visit in Florida to a beautiful, but somewhat damaging (in terms of our garden) blanket of snow.
Although Tom "winterized" the garden by putting down layers of leaves and cover cloths, I have doubts about what will survive under this chilly snow covering. One thing we know for sure, the peas definitely didn't make it. My money says any root vegetable growing under the soil will be fine; namely the garlic, leeks, turnips, carrots, beets and maybe broccoli. Gone will be the spinach, collards, parsley, all lettuce, kale and peas (which we know for sure is done). Tom, on the other hand, believes it will all bounce back in the Spring. Only time will tell. Stay tuned and we'll all find out together.
Here are a few other pictures of our place in the snow.
There likely won't be much garden new for a while, but we will have bee news as Tom works his way through Bee School. Wonder if he'll keep at least a "B" average. (I crack myself up sometimes.)