The first week of February in a California garden means signs of spring everywhere.
So.o.o this week, between rain and a couple of nights of 31° temps, Dick carried ten bales of garden soil (3 cu. yards each), spaded them into the new beds and started the process of waking the new garden for spring.
He planted my herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme, of course), cauliflower, broccoli, head lettuce and onion sets. He put in radishes and peas, updated the watering system and set the pergola (which will hold the cucumbers, beans and other climbers…
and added four bare root roses for good measure.
Now while some of this purely experimental, we’re fairly certain the new garden will be a great update from the old configuration and provide much pleasure and produce. I’ll keep you posted.