Winter sucks, couldn't you tell by the lack of posts? Unfortunately the sun is horrible in winter in the backyard and I have somewhat given up on trying to plant in the winter. Since I live right by the freeway there are massive trees lining the backyard and blocks all but about 3 hours of sun. I have some things planted back there but I planted them in November I think, and they are EXACTLY the same size now as they were back in November. It's almost like time is frozen back there. Anyway, I apologize that I am a horrible winter gardener, but hopefully in the next month I will start the real act of gardening again. Need to get a leg up on planting this year! More variation is what I am aiming for this time around.