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Blooming-May

• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium

Harvesting-May

• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries

           

Plant winter greens now, the ugly way!

Vegetable box with cardboard covering newly planted greens.

I prepared the bed for winter greens by just “raking in” some home-made compost. Nothing fancy. I also sprinkled the soil (before planting) with water to be sure it was moist. I used seeds I’d saved from last spring. They are tiny seeds so they need to be planted near the surface of the soil. The “rule of thumb” is the amount of dirt to cover the seeds should be equal to the size of the seed. When planting tiny seeds must either put dirt though a sieve or do it the lazy way, like I do, and sprinkle a bit of potting soil over them. Covering the soil with torn up Amazon shipping boxes keeps seeds moist until sprouting. […]

Saving Seeds for Mustard Spinach Tendergreen

Seeds From Dried Tendergreen Pods

Komatsuma only 3 weeks old!

I can’t believe how easy “tendergreen” is to grow. It matures in about a month, when its tender leaves are ready to use in salads or stir fry. Its mild fresh taste is welcome in both our summer and winter menus. I am going to try to grow it […]