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I am showing off my...

I am showing off my cabbage (first pic) because, well, this here is a survivor.πŸ’ͺ I started this baby from seed, and where we live (warm temps of zone 10b), I battle keeping my cool-season crops cool while also keeping pests (mostly aphids) at bay.πŸ˜’β€¨ It's time for this baby to go tho. This week, most of our cool-season brassica plants, like the broccoli (second pic), are giving me signs that they're feeling the transition of this month (Spring Equinox is March 20th) by bolting and ultimately working hard to continue their life cycles.πŸŒΌβ€¨ As neat as that is, when energy shifts to flower and seed production, the part of the plant we usually eat gets tough and sometimes bitter in flavor. (It's all part of protecting the plant. So smart.)πŸ˜¬β€¨ So, I love this cabbage, and tonight - we're going to eat it.πŸ˜‹β€¨ This week - the plan is to harvest our cool-season crops and get those areas amended with compost to create a rich environment to thrive and fight off this next season of pests (I'm talking to you, Hornworm).πŸ› 
 Fellow gardener friends - are your plants (and you) also in transition mode? What's something you're doing this week to get ready for the new season?β˜€οΈ