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I’m still getting the hang of this year-round gardening thing. I just can’t give up the tomatoes and peppers until they’re really done, which this year was the end of October, so none of the winter plants got in until November. According to my Bay Area Produce Calendar, that’s a little late for our area. The plants pretty much just sat there… until a couple of weeks ago. We’ve had some really warm weather, and the days are noticeably longer, and suddenly everything is thriving! Our lettuce heads are taking over, the spinach is getting big and dark, peas are blooming, the onions have grown from wispy sprouts to muscular stalks… and we’ve had some amazing salads! Last night’s was mixed lettuces and spinach with beets and blue cheese. A fine reward for months of waiting on our pokey plants.

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