Happy New Year January 6, 2013

12-30 harvest

This week we only harvested:

parsley & cilantro for a chimichurri sauce, a little broccoli, 4 leeks, a small carrot accidentally pulled up while weeding, a couple of mustard stems that had snapped near the trunk of the main stem, lettuces, and more mung beans that we sprouted for salads.

Lettuces

Lettuces

We did some weeding in the garden aisles and boxes this week including significant hand weeding in the cilantro patch. We’ve got some tenacious weeds – oxalis, chickweed, and deadnettle – that we try to keep under control as best we can. We also cleaned up some dead / dying leaves on the broccoli & cauliflower plants.

Sprouts

Sprouts

The 2013 Garden Calendar got attention, and we (she) tweaked the planting plan put together a month or so ago. 2013 tasks start on January 27th with starting spring broccoli and cauliflower inside. However we’re considering starting snow peas and sugar snap peas as soon as this week; the winter has been so mild. These are, of course, famous last words that precede blizzards and other such phenomena.

 

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4 Responses to “Happy New Year January 6, 2013”

  1. Norma Chang Says:

    I need to get back into sprouting. Ground is covered with thick layer of snow, will be awhile before I see grass or soil.

  2. kitsapfg Says:

    You are tempting fate to talk about planting early due to mild conditions! We are having a very mild winter here too. In fact, I have not put up a single grow tunnel this year. Things are looking a little rough but surviving just fine.

    • foodgardenkitchen Says:

      I know it’s risky, but I’ve decided to do it 🙂 Already started soaking the pea seeds yesterday and I’ll plant them out on Tuesday. I figure I can always re-sow next month if it doesn’t work out. And if it does work out, we’ll have very early peas.

  3. Barbie Says:

    Oh yes! Please be careful how you speak! Our winter had a rough start then faded into a nice normal mildness. I don’t need any nastiness ’round here! Beautiful harvest BTW. I’m jealous with not much in the way of greens in my garden. Well- not the ones I want to eat anyway!

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