Winter has officially arrived as the days have become colder, shorter and filled with rain. We give thanks for a prosperous and healthy year as we prepare for what lies ahead. It is a time of rebirth for the plants in our garden. As leaves fall from the trees and foliage from once lush vegetation dies off, the garden prepares to start its life cycle once again. We take this moment to focus on what is currently planted and also plan for the upcoming spring season. Our nursery is stocked with happy and healthy vegetable starts including Asian greens, herbs, lettuce, kale and root vegetables. Our produce table is packed with fresh harvests of winter squash, carrots, turnips, kale, chard, broccoli and much more. Our material bunkers are filled with a variety of sizes and colors of gravel, attractive and functional mulches and nutrient rich composts and soils for winter maintenance.
Our noses are buried deep in seed catalogs and crop rotation plans as we look for new and different varieties of starts to offer in the spring. Our nursery is constantly evolving as exciting varieties are added every year in an effort to bring our customers the most versatile and expansive selection in Sonoma County. This year we will have over 275 different varieties of plants and we are always looking to add more. The MIX Garden staff begins to grow at this time as we add new faces to our team to prepare for the busy spring ahead. The air outside is fresh from recent downpours and the soil is saturated and full of life as vibrant green sprouts begin popping out of the ground. Now is a great time to lay down gravel and mulch to help control muddy areas and protect from erosion. Adding compost and amendments at this time will give your plants the nutrients they need to help yield successful crops in the spring and summer.
We are proud to be part of this great community and we thank you for allowing us to assist in your endeavors this past year. Our customers are our priority and we will continue to do everything we can to supply you with the knowledge and materials you need. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.