Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Update

We are frozen. I mean really really frozen. This morning my truck door was frozen and wouldn't open. I have never had that happen in my whole life. Earlier, I went out to pot up some garlic cloves for garlic greens (I'll explain in a little bit) and found that my potting mix was frozen solid. Again, that has never even happened in my whole life. I don't live in Texas for this. Seriously, winter needs to go back to Canada where it belongs.

I read about the garlic greens thing on some cooking site. Can't remember which one. Apparently, you can grow garlic in a pot on the windowsill and clip off the growing green shoots and cook with them. Since I can't really do anything other than start a few spring veggies on top of the dryer, garlic greens sounded like a perfect fix for a gardener going through withdrawal.

Stay warm y'all.

23 comments:

  1. OH NO... My thoughts and prayers go out to you Texas girly... I know you all can't handle this kind of weather.

    What is going on with the weather?!
    ((HUGS))

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  2. Yikes that is cold there! Its been a cold winter here too! But I do love the weather changes(-: I really enjoy the rain(-: I keep thinking ahead to July when it will be 110 outside or more!

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  3. Debbie girl ! I'm sorry but we Canadians are so generous we have to SHARE our weather just to remind you what a hale and hardy nation we are ? LOL
    Hey .. I should try that too with garlic .. sounds like a great idea and good for colds and flu people .. like me ? haha
    Hope it warms up soon for you .. I know trying to be Canadian is a tough assignment for some one in Texas ? haha

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  4. Welcome to the cold neighborhood. I actually think we're all deserving of an early spring for all this.. BTW, the garlic greens sounds interesting..

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  5. Yeah, who left the door open up north? I didn't know potting mix could freeze, yikes! I'm going to try that with the garlic, I have a big old windowsill just waiting; maybe some chives added in, too!
    BTW, I start MG classes Tuesday! I'll be posting on it later in the week.

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  6. Debbi--I think we are down and out about the weather because we are not use to it staying cold. Normally the cold weather comes and goes, but this year it is just hanging around. I looked out today though and saw lots of bulbs popping up! Think spring! :)

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  7. A blow drier works a treat in getting frozen locks open. Alternatively, the opposite side of the car may open--wind usually comes from one side and one side is more frozen than the other. (Michiganders know these things.) It's really cold here, too, but no frozen doors yet!

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  8. That happened to us too. Two door car with one door that won't ever open (which wouldn't even close that day) and the functioning door frozen shut. Not fun. Of course us northerners are used to doors freezing, so it's just annoying to deal with. Glad it's warming up for you again, now if it could just stay in the 20's or so here until spring I'd be really happy...

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  9. I'd be happy to keep my winter weather to myself, but some of it gets loose and wanders :) I love the garlic idea, I want to get more indoor herb pots going for cooking. Somehow I forget about them as houseplants.

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  11. I know exactly how you feel. We have a little more snow than you guys in texas usually have but Tennessee is still SOUTH, darn it! I have snow again this weekend and my potting soil is frozen too. The garlic thing does work - I did it with grocery store garlic cloves and had nice cooking additions. Put your pot outside in spring and they will keep growing and even reseed if you let them bloom.

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  12. I know that iced-shut car door thing all too well, Debbi! Ugh. I confess to resorting to a teakettle of boiling water, doing the car's paint a world of good, no doubt. Hope it's thawed out down there by now! I've never tried garlic greens, but the bloom stalks (scapes) are incredibly good, so I don't know why the leaves wouldn't be. Let us know! And stay warm...

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