The sight of new growth is something we usually greet with delight. But, what are we to make of chives sprouting up in January? It’s impossible to hibernate when it’s a balmy 64°F out, that’s what.
The protective snow cover was washed away by rain showers, and is now completely gone. It’s almost shocking to find the chives, along with the more tender cutting celery (above) and parsley, not only alive but putting out fresh shoots.
Of the woodier herbs, like lavender, thyme (above) and sage, only the rosemary has succumbed. For the moment at least, we’ve thrown open all of the windows to welcome the outside in. Snowfall and much colder temperatures are expected by mid-week.