Fruitful February by Sue@Lmu
What an amazing February! We’ve shocked ourselves at how much we’ve already accomplished. We were able to do more than usual mostly because of the extremely warm month. The last 2 years we’ve had 2-3wks of snowmagedden in February and couldn’t even get in to the garden. Down here the magnolia’s and daffodils and more are in full bloom. In addition to the above activities we had a meet and greet welcoming new members. It was well attended by 44 people. We had a workday having hands on learning pruning the raspberries, blackberries, and figs. We also spread straw on the asparagus bed to hold down the weeds. At another workday we had three groups. One group packaged seeds to distribute to members. The next group washed and sterilized seed trays and cells. The third group moved planting tubs from one area to another. Last night we had our wonderful Bell Co. Extension agent Stacy White teach the group about garden planning with 41 attending. He also taught our fruit tree pruning workshop.
We are still harvesting and eating kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, collards and broccoli from our fall/winter garden. With the unusual warm weather Bill plowed all the fields last week. Sad to report that due to the extreme drought last year our cover crops did almost nothing. We are blessed to have so many hard working members again this year. Some have even got their raised beds cleaned up and have planted some early crop seeds. If winter doesn’t come back they may have some of the earliest crops ever.