Happy new year! It's hard to believe, but our annual break in the vegetable production is almost over. December is the one month out of the year we don't plant anything new. By January we're planning and planting for your spring crops already. Time to start perusing all the seed catalogs that have been arriving in our mailbox the last few weeks, and thinking about seed orders this weekend!
I like to think of winter vegetables as stored sunshine. Not much new growth happens through the darkest months of the year. We plant for fall and winter in late summer, hope those seedlings absorb as much of the tail end of the season's warmth and light as possible before the short dark days set in, then watch the plants go into a hibernation mode over the winter. The past few months have been one of the wettest seasons on record for our area. There just hasn't been a lot of sunshine for your veggies to store, so we've seen much slower growth than usual. On the bright side, it's been far warmer than ordinary, so we haven't lost much to icy weather - a welcome change after the past two winters.
Thank you very much for your business, eat well, and have yourself a great week!