posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:28 PM
Also in KY here. We had roses blooming 2 weeks before Christmas, forsythia in full bloom sending out the green leaves as the blooms dropped. Hope it
takes the forsythia out in the spring, can't stand the stuff. But what was most apparently curious was the iris full long leaves as tall as your
hips, sending blossom shoots out Christmas day. We have a lack of squirrels, usually several in our trees, none all this year. Just harvested my
chocolate mint a month or two ago, brought it indoors, and its already sending long tendrils, will have to trim again before setting back out next
spring. Two harvests in one year!
Enough to make you wonder if the fig trees bearing fruit out of season...? Odd weather and seasonal patterns even for the periodic cycles that
happen. Signs of times? Maybe maybe not.
But am taking a more active approach to planting more of my own vegs this coming year. Canned pears, dried apples from foraging with permission from
neighbors who had trees not using their produce. Joined a CSA community supported agriculture, local farmers selling shares into their production,
thus supplementing their costs, gets me fresh produce. Lots more tomatoes to dehydrate and can. Can't wait to dry green beans, love then crunchy
instead of canned, plus they rehydrate just fine.
Weather has always impacted growing cycles, this spring will prove to be interesting to see what comes back, and what suffers. Just be aware of your
surroundings, prepare accordingly.