Thursday, February 07, 2013

On a warm February day

The sheet compost has been pulled back from the paths onto the beds. To many eyes it may appear we use paths that are too wide; very likely, but to us it's a way of spreading compost over a wider area and then concentrating it for the crops.

Looks like this in summer:

Meanwhile the ducks and hens are going gangbusters.

 If you go out to lunch with me in the next week or two, you are doomed to take home a dozen eggs, as we have no customers at present and the pileup is on.

Collards, kale, spinach, peas, broadbeans, beets, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, bok choi, cabbages, onions, parsley. So far.

Add a little sunshine. Things to do on a "warm" February day. It's about 50F on the outside thermometer, 60F on the one inside the potting shed.


  1. Anonymous6:57 PM

    Beautiful. I was quite excited this afternoon, to see things finally sprouting; mustard greens, in the garden; cauliflower, kale, radishes and miner's lettuce in the greenhouse. No appearance, yet, of the onions, lettuce or spinach, marigolds, nasturtiums or bachelor buttons, but maybe they're sleeping in, and will wake up soon. A shallot or two has sprouted in the garden; hoping the rest won't be far behind.

  2. I also gathered garlic where it came up in the paths, to transplant to the beds tomorrow. Hope is spring, spring is hope.

  3. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Greenhouse is pushing too much technology?

  4. Meaning approach too modern? Well, I'm using 17C tech here, glass but no grow lights or warmers. So I'm generally weeks behind everyone else getting plants out to the garden. Which is fine as our deep mulch keeps soil cold late.


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