With only a few weeks left till spring, winter isn’t over with us just yet.
After pretty dry & rather warm start to 2011, February ended with a few cold snaps and storms blowing in. The last storm dumped over 2 inches of rain and brought snow to some parts of LA! We did get a bit of slushy, mushy “hail like” stuff for a minute. The mountains that form the dramatic backdrop to the LA basin were covered in snow and that was a majestic sight to behold.
The last few nights have been cold (26 degrees at “Lettuce Level”) but so far all the greens and vegetables under the row covers are doing just fine. Since the stone fruits flowered so early we a bit worried that the recent rains and cold will have an affected on the crop this year. Not only affecting the flowering but the pollination.
This years eats are at the mercy of the weather so we are hoping for a good year and bountiful harvest
February 2011 Harvest Totals
Produce: 118 lbs
Eggs: 38 Chicken 127 Duck
Year to Date Tally
Produce: 411 lbs
Eggs: 46 Chicken 185 Duck