My vegetable bed, however, has never surprised me much. In December, I harvested lettuce. In January, I harvested lettuce. It's now February, and guess what? I'm harvesting lettuce!
I've had so much lettuce, it even grows in the cracks along with the weeds!
So, I wasn't surprised about the lettuce. But the vegetable bed did decide to surprise me this month!
Not quite ready to harvest, but growing nicely, are some broccoli. I don't have many plants planted, but the ones that are there have decided that it's time to get to work. With temperatures over 70 degrees (21C), they need to hurry up or they will be bolting soon!
Also growing nicely are the Brussels sprouts. Mmm mmm, how I love Brussels sprouts! They, too, are not quite ready to harvest - but soon!
I have read to cut the leaves off below the sprouts so the energy will go into making the sprouts instead of into the leaves, and I do plan on doing this. I want my sprouts to be successful - I'm already licking my lips just thinking about how delicious they will be!
The green peas have also decided to give me a surprise. They were planted last autumn. They bloomed, and then were frozen by a December cold front. Although they didn't die, I thought they would be a failure.
But these little sweeties are persistent. They have decided to bloom again! Maybe green peas will be in my future after all!
Yum, yum! I'm looking forward to harvesting something next month besides lettuce!
I'm joining The Gardening Blog for Garden Bloggers Harvest Day.