The Professor & Her Garden

Good soil. Good students. And maybe some decent English peas.


Ah, Well, It was Lovely While it Lasted. It’s Near the End of My Garden–and This Little Blog.

It’s December.  Who grows things in December?  I’m trying–and because I am in coastal South Carolina, I figured I had a pretty good shot of making it through the winter.

But, first the polar vortex arrived.  Bye, bye, lima beans.  Then the Omega Effect hit.  C’mon snap peas, hold on!  Then the clouds and the rain, rain, rain.

Now, we’re back to a more normal winter here.  Chilly at night, but sunny during the day.  Unfortunately, my little garden was hard enough hit in November to struggle a bit.  It’s hanging in there, but it’s not what I would call flourishing.

Still, I was able to pick a decent crop the other day.

Lettuce, tomatoes, and sugar snap peas.

Lettuce, tomatoes, and sugar snap peas.

But, now the garden is moving into its quiet phase.  I might get a bit more lettuce and a few more tomatoes.  Other than that, it’s now a waiting game for the carrots and parsnips.

The good news is that I’ve learned a lot about gardens from my little fall sabbatical garden.  And I’m already planning what to grow in the spring.  The other good news is that I’ve learned a lot about blogging.  I started The Professor & Her Garden while taking the Blogging 101 class.  I didn’t want to mess up my real blog, My Year Away.  But, I came to enjoy this little blog and couldn’t quite bring myself to shut it down.  But, just like my garden, it’s moving into its quiet phase.  I don’t know if I’ll revive it come spring with my new garden.

Although I am a professor, when it comes to my plants,  I have been the student.  And I’m grateful.  Thank you, all, for following this blog.  I hate to say good-bye though, so it would be wonderful if you chose to follow me at My Year Away.  I’ve got all sorts of things growing over there.  Thanks to Blogging 101 and all the great bloggers I met during that month!