In my neck of the woods even though it gets cold (by Australian standards), the garden always has something to offer. It may be slim pickings sometimes but you can always rustle something up. I do like seeing all of those stunningly beautiful snowscapes from the northern hemisphere but I do not envy them there lack of winter harvests.
I was quite surprised when I was in town on Satrday that there were advanced tomato plants available to buy. Now that really is just too adventurous right now with heavy frosts most mornings. I haven't even started any seedlings as yet but it won't be too long off.
The spinach is sharing a bed with garlic and pak choy. The pak choy is one of those wintery greens that keep on keeping on. I always treat it as a pick as needed type of plant and it hasn't ever let me down. Although it is really an Asian style green, it really does suit any meal and is quite delicious raw in a winter salad.
Now that my mood has improved I don't want things vexing me. Rabbits included. They are very busy right now. I have seen one in the herb garden in the middle of the day ( I think it scared a couple of weeks off my life expectancy) and if I am out after dark they are bold and brazen, coming right up near the house. It was the last straw today though. I noticed digging near my very young and temder lavender hedge and even a stem nibbled. What is particularly irritating is that they don't eat the plant, just chew it off and move on to hte next. So there may just be a dish of gardener's revenge on the menu in the next day or two. Just in case I can't bag a bunny or two though I have spread a little blood and bone around the lavenders because the rabbits hate it and it will deter them at least. The smell must send shivers down their spines.