The weeds had a party, especially under the Reemay. As the cover whooshed off, clouds of little gnats flew up, and revealed:
I think this must be some kind of braising blend -- at least I'm going to treat that like mizuna and cook it. I won't be cooking the oxalis or the grasses. The chickweed might find its way into a salad or three.
The spinach is doing well, with only a bit of leaf miner damage. I'm contemplating a salad.
Weeds were having a pretty good time among the Bedazzled sweet peas, too.
Someone needs to get the memo about "winter" to the Anna apple. I wonder if there will be a crop this year, or if it's just all cattywhompus.
Green snow peas appear to be recovering nicely from their November Nibbling.
The Golden Snow peas have missed out on all predation -- I have high hopes.
Some of the peppers are still hanging in. I began harvesting the piquin ones and will try to finish harvesting tomorrow. I hear the rain is going to slack off for a few days. I should probably get to weeding, too.
In just a day or two, I think our first shelling pea harvest will commence! Nothing like a three-pea beginning. These are "Alaska."
Winter gardening here, except for the dratted weeds, is pretty much pure pleasure. Low pests, easy weed pulling, and tasty salads and stir fries.
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