The task of distributing seeds for the 2012 North American part of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project is nearing completion, which is a big relief - out of my hands and into the gardens of all of the wonderful volunteers.
We continue to pick our large driveway pot Spinach (it is really good!), and I discovered a few patches of lettuce and arugula at the rear of the garden that the deer somehow missed. There is no sign of life in the carrot or radish pots, but it is a bit too soon. With nighttime weather forecast to be in the teens (in a few weeks, according to Accuweather), I will be moving pots in and out of the garage for several nights....not a problem!
The plants that are hibernating in the garage are showing signs of life - some of them never did go dormant. All of the Lantana that I dug up and potted is showing new growth. The few eggplants I rescued look predictably awful; whether they or the hot peppers survive will be touch and go, and I won't know until they go back outside in April and get a severe haircut.