In San Diego, mid-February brings the kickoff of spring. Peach blossoms start to open right around Valentine's day. The strawberry plant has gone from first blossom to showing off multiple spikes of yellow fruit. The tayberry and raspberry vines are becoming thick with bright green leaves. And the fig tree has decided its short rest is over; it's shooting out lime green leaves in an effort to maintain its place as fastest growing plant in the backyard.