|Bellevue Plot #84, 2-20-11|
|From Porch Starters 2/20/11|
The top flat has garlic started in December from my own runt garlic cloves from last year's harvest that were too small to eat. The little tray in the uppermost left corner has garlic started from the little tiny seed bulblets from last year. The leafy plants next to the garlic are Ice Bred Arugula from Fedco, started in December of last year, and grown till now on the porch. I snitched a leaf this morning, oh so delicious. It pains me, but I am going to be a nice Pop and give a six pack of arugula to each of my daughters this morning. Now that that proclamation is public, I will have to honor it. The Black Seeded Simpson plants that over wintered on the porch are also movin out this morning. Finally, the last row of plants are Rainbow Lacinto Kale, started only on 2/4/11. It was another newcomer to my garden last year that was quite productive, but underutilized as food. There are many times in the summer when things are growing well, and you just can't eat it quickly enough! Such a problem to have. Senposai grew abundantly last year, but alas, was never harvested.
|Bellevue Cold Frame 2/20/11|
You probably noticed that all of the cells have around four baby plants. That would be because I plant four seeds to a pack expecting some failure of germination. Whoops. Anyone local who would like to come over and divide out some babies is welcome to give me a holler. I might divide them on my own, but I think that is probably just a fantasy.
It would be unusually cold now to dip below 20 at night. Predictions into the mid teens would cause me to add a plastic layer inside the frames. I actually had to use the watering can this morning, as a couple of flats were drying out. So with some things movin out, there will be space for me to start tomato and peppers seeds in flats later this week. Gardening in earnest has begun!