Friday, March 16, 2012
Our weather has been uncommonly mild this winter. In fact, today it is just too hot! The daffodils are up, and it is a month early. I was busy planting spring vegetables and flowers today. I noticed some of my vegetables lived through the winter.
A bed of Grumolo Rossa D Verona + Grumolo Glondo Golden Chicory
I planted this bed last fall and we ate it until it was covered in snow. You can grow this Chicory as mini lettuce and add it to your mix. It looks pretty healthy.
I will let the chicory keep growing and see what happens. They are very pretty plants with red, green and dark maroon colors.
Italiko Rosso Dandelion
I planted this last spring! We were eating this in our salad mix until Christmas 2011. Once the snow and cold weather hit in December it was frozen!It looks as if it came back, and I suppose I will not need to plant this again in my garden.
Corn Salad or Mache-Verte a Coeur Plein 2
I planted this last fall and it did come in this spring which is typical of corn salad. I tried this one by Baker Creek Heirloom. This fall I will be trying one from Italy. It even survived the raccoons!
What beautiful texture on the red mustard leaf. It also survived and is growing again.
The daffodils are blooming about 4 weeks earlier! It has been 70-80degrees for the past week. The normal temperature for this time of the year is 50 degrees! I presume that is why most of the fall planted vegetables survived the mild winter.