Ah, February. Here in Southern California, we've swung wildly weather-wise between blue skies and high temperatures in the 80s to rain and lows in the 40s. Brrr. And, yes, all of you who live in colder climates, it really is brrr as our houses are not built for anything outside of the 70-80 degree range.
In my community garden, this transition time has been marked by the fact that the Christmas poinsettia is still going strong but has been joined by the first blooms of my sweet peas. I say "my" sweet peas even though I didn't actually plant them. I meant to plant them but somehow November slipped by without me getting any seeds. Luckily I have a neighbor gardener who planted them and one day in January I found a volunteer. I gave the seedling the appropriate structure and, voila, I have sweet peas after all. I've also enjoyed a ton of lettuce and arugula and spicy greens this winter, and the soil I used the cover crop on is looking (and feeling) like it's ready for the beginning of spring and the crops that come with it. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, soon it will be time for tomatomania. Details to come.
Until then, I am happy to share the details of our new store on Cafe Press, which has all sorts of Gardens to Tables logo items to create. We have two sizes of the logo up on the site that you can attach to an apron, a farmers market tote, a t-shirt -- or even a little cozy for your little dog. I mean, really, what little dog doesn't want to prance around in Gardens to Tables wear as a way to remind them of our motto: grow what you make, make what you grow. Enjoy! http://cafepress.com/gardenstotables