I did not even want to write for Veggie Patch Ramblings this month, as my patch had been so waterlogged due to the massive amount of water that fell from the sky during February. My veggie patch was a mess. We were flooded in for more of the month than not. But I was grateful that I was flooded in at home and not stuck on the side of the highway in my car or truck like many people were. I was also grateful that I did not have $200 worth of lawn seed washed away (like a friend of mine up the road)!
Highlights This Month
I ended up pulling the carrots out of the ground and making a delicious carrot and cashew dip out of them.
My Ceylon spinach was still rampant despite all the rain, so I was able to make savory cheese and spinach triangles.
The lemons this month were plentiful and their zesty fragrance in the kitchen was uplifting.
Due to the weather, I did have some funky looking fungi popping up in the patch. However, I was able to appreciate their uniqueness and beauty.
My Sunflowers were flattened by the end of January and I thought I would have to pull them up. Luckily, I was able to push them up again! They were wonky but still grew some flowers and we were able to enjoy their cheerfulness.
February was a short, wild and extremely wet month… That’s an understatement! There were moments of contemplation about how we are totally powerless over nature and moments of delicate beauty mixed in with the rare times when the rain stopped and it was all vibrant and rain droppy.
If your garden has experienced flooding, check out this blog post, My Garden Was Flooded. What To Do? by Jerry Coleby-Williams. It has some interesting and helpful insight on how to restore your garden from these mini catastrophes.