Yesterday, when I got home from my winter travels I was delighted to see my new chilli pepper plant had developed quite a few fruit. And the fruit were turning a beautiful red, like berries in a winter garden.
I also noted that my garlic was starting to show. That is, the garlic in the tub by the back door. So it will be interesting to see how long it takes the cloves in the actual garden to appear.
As if this wasn’t enough to feel happy about, the onions I planted at the back end of last year are growing and while I was away the cauliflower and spinach, though exposed to the elements due to high winds making cloche protection impossible, have at least not perished.
All in all, I am very excited about what this year will bring me – and all other gardeners out there!