It’s technically Winter here in Austin, just as it is elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. But as is usual for Central Texas, you wouldn’t really know it. Especially if you grew up somewhere more northerly, like I did.
Well, it’s about to get a LOT more winterly in a few days – with sustained lows in the city hovering in the mid-20s. That means I’ll be scrambling to protect some early Winter crops – onions, carrots, newly-planted lettuce and radishes. Since my budget for gardening has been hovering pretty close to $0, I have no fancy row cover or hoop structures for covering things, and must instead rely on a mish-mash of old sheets and towels. It’s more work and sometimes tougher in windy weather, but it usually gets the job done. That said, it is going to be in the 20s… will my things actually survive that, covered or not?
Well, I snapped a few pictures with the iPhone… a couple reminders of what my Winter garden looks like. Might look radically different in a few days.