Our mild winter continues here at Henbogle. Mud season is not quite here yet, but I can see it on the horizon. I have a sledding party planned at work for our mentors and their kids so I’d love about 6 inches of snow for that event, then I’m happy to see mud season arrive.
We’ve really only had 2 snowstorms to date, and there is not much snow cover left. With the lengthening days and mild temperatures, the lawn is showing some green, and the Creeping Charlie in the garden is beginning to advance toward the hoophouse.
The mild temps have been kind to the spinach in the hoophouse, and today I harvest 4.9 oz. to use for pizza tonight. I wish I’d planted more, but who knew how mild the winter would be? This week is February vacation, so I’ll be get to do some gardening. I plan on sowing some more spinach and some other cold-hardly greens in the hoophouse in hopes of continued mild weather. Here are a few more glimpses of early spring at Henbogle.