Project Green Thumbs: Winter garden report

"Bush" snow peas. 
I watched the fluffy bastard kick over a small blue pot and proceed to nibble the roots of the now-naked butterfly bush.

Like any sane person, I ran outside to screech at the offending squirrel and rescue the innocent plant. Yes, screech. And maybe chase a little.

I tell you, I take this gardening thing seriously.

A few months into the winter gardening season, I've just pulled off the last of the tomatoes, dried mountains of basil and am enjoying the climbing pea shoots. Peas aside, my little sprouts seem to be on the slow growth plan, but so far--knock on wood--they haven't been attacked too badly by squirrels, birds or bugs.

The weather man is predicting a cold snap next week, so I'm hoping the growth continues. We shall see.

In the mean time, I'm praying for rain. Until then, some snaps:
Morning dew on the cauliflower.
Winter gardening. I don't have to weed, I have to rake! Pictured: Itty bitty beets among the oak leaves.
Bush snow peas are taking over. Dig those dead tomatoes in the background. Errr...
Blue curly kale. Curly blue kale? Something like that.
Purple cauliflower.
Grow beets, GROW.
Pea monster.
Peas forthcoming. I'm hoping my sweet pea flowers start taking off soon.
A little lettuce.

Project Green Thumbs season 5:
Winter edition!
Tips, tricks and warnings for growing tomatoes
Front yard veggie gardening
It's not too late to start your veggie garden!
Project Green Thumbs Season 5 to-dos

 National Blog Posting Month:
Day 1- National Blog Posting Month on BlogHer: I'm in
Day 2- Project Green Thumbs Season 5, winter edition!
Day 3- Things I'd rather do instead of "killing my darlings"

Day 4- A grateful heart: A man who understands writing deadlines
Day 5- Velveting: The secret to restaurant quality Chinese chicken

Day 6- Note: "Tea bagger" is NOT the same as "tea party" 
Day 7- A moment in travel
Day 8- Fall in the desert
Day 9- The world's best salted caramel brownies
Day 10- It's not everyday someone throws a fish at you: Berryessa Gap Paella Cook-off
Day 11- Thank you, veterans
Day 12- Flying history: Buzzing around in the Boeing Stearman biplane
Day 13- How to not go broke with an e-reader, aka why I heart the public library
Day 14- Cliteracy
Day 15- A journaling fool
Day 16- Humbugs and elves can coexist, I swear
Day 17- 11 tips for taking the stress out of airport security
Day 18- Fly Girl in Training: Finding AvGeek community on Southwest Airlines
Day 19- Photos: A day in Washington, D.C.
Day 20- Giving thanks where it's due
Day 21- A grateful heart: Breathtaking sky views
Day 22- Dealing blood donation rejection and iron-deficient anemia
Day 23: A grateful heart: Getting featured on BlogHer
Day 24: Fly Girl in Training: Flying a Bonanza over the Golden Gate Bridge
Day 25: The phone call that changed my entire life
Day 26: Flying turkeys!

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