I spotted a surefire sign of Spring yesterday - my chives are growing again! I realize a lot of you have lots of snow on the ground and are experiencing bitterly cold temperatures, and for that I am sorry. I happen to live in one of the places that snowbirds come to winter. No, the trumpeter swans and snow geese have not left our fields yet, but this early sign of growth in the yard after the grass has been dormant for a couple of months and the chives had been dead since November is a very positive sign.
My rosemary plant that was 2 inches high when I planted it last Spring is now about 1.5 foot high and extremely healthy, it loves these wet warm winters we have. I cleaned out the spice cupboard last week and finally threw out some dried rosemary that was a couple of years old. Rosemary never tastes as good as when it is fresh.
Now if only the neighbors jerk cat...or the jerk neighbors cat (both are jerks) would quit trying to use the rest of my growing bed as a cat litter box.
|Chives on left, rosemary on right|