Why am I so happy? I’m not a an ardent fan of winter, but as of today, the days grow longer and in just 45 ish days, around about February 4, the sun will shine upon my garden for 10 hours a day. I love that day. Groundhog Day, my birthday, and the magic day, all in a row, 2,3,4. February is a good month!
In the meantime, I am making do with Christmas tree lights and candles in the windows of Henbogle house, making holiday cookies, wrapping gifts and planning parties. We still have some greens alive in the hoophouse, I hope we will be eating a few of them at one of our upcoming dinners. Otherwise, I just want them to live through the winter for early spring salads.
Although I am busy with holiday preparations, I am thinking a lot about my garden, and I hope write a summary of the year over the holiday vacation. In addition to a garden summary, I am also planning with some other Master Gardeners a seed swap for early February. More on that soon, but if you have ever participated in a seed swap and would be willing to share some advice, let me know.