We’re lucky to have very mild winters here in California, so I’ve been able to keep some semblance of a garden going for the past few months. With the cooler temperatures everything grows more slowly though, so one of the keys to winter gardening is patience. This week I was excited to discover that the fava beans that have been in flower for ages:
have started producing beans:
I’ve also grown some standard Siberian kale that’s been producing well since late summer:
And more recently I started red kale, I think it might be ready to start harvesting soon:
A big disappointment, however, has been my brussel sprouts. Just as they were to begin sprouting, an animal of some sort got in, and they were decimated:
I’ve tried to nurse them back to health but I think it’s pretty much a lost cause.
This weekend I’m planning to start some seed trays and begin getting ready for a spring/summer garden. What are your favorite warm weather crops?