There’s nothing like an entire month of being snowed in under gray skies to propel me outside for seed starting after three sunny days in a row. I spent a happy hour digging in dirt and here’s the earliest of what is sown:
Red Hamburger Onions (these probably have a real name, I call them what I would use them for if I could grow them bigger than scallion size before the chipmunks munch ’em)
Aiguille Vert and Tavera Filet Beans – these are darling little white “rice” beans and I am curious to see what they look like.
Dwarf Grey Sugar Snap Peas
Three kinds of carrots – baby and round carrots, as well as Chantenay.
Salad mix – I make this mix by hand from endive, three kinds of lettuce, two kinds of arugula, and cutting celery.
Cherry Belle radishes – when I was a kid in Hawaii, these took approximately 10 days from sowing to eatable size. Volcanic soil ftw.
I enjoyed some free time this weekend reading permaculture and farming blogs so I thought I’d link to a few of my favourites:
Throwback at Trapper Creek – this has been in my RSS reader for years, it’s a longtime favourite.
Subsistence Pattern – a new find through the blog above.
The Walden Effect – I like it when people experiment and document their experimentations to share.