yesterday’s harvest

---, My Harvests
Spinach! It was really sweet as a salad last night. I planted this last September. Some of it over-wintered in my double layer (row cover and plastic) winter tunnel, and some was only under row cover all winter. It’s a hardy plant!
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my kitchen is filled with projects

My kitchen counter and window sill are lined with my projects. From the near end, I have seed potatoes and a few sweet potatoes sprouting, my sprouter is waiting for it’s next use and there are some seeds for sprouting and microgreens, potted basil and thyme (I just trimmed it…
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my new sprouter

I got a new sprouter from Amazon. It’s a Gardens Alive 2-tier sprouter, about $15. I really like it. No complaints. Unfortunately it’s not available on Amazon anymore. It seems like there aren’t many (only 1?) sprouters left on Amazon. I also ordered a few mesh lids that you screw…
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a dusting of snow

Watching the Seasons
A little bit of snow on my garden. I thought it looked pretty. It will go away soon as we are expecting lots of rain tonight. I don’t think we have had snow here since last Nonmember and December. What an unusual winter and spring.
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growing sprouts and microgreens

Last week I experimented with growing my own sprouts. I got out two mason jars, some cheese cloth, rubber bands, and some mung bean and radish seeds that I had in the back of the cabinet. I washed the seeds, soaked them for 8 hours, then drained the water and…
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my chickens – rooster and hatching

---, Chickens
I have several projects going on while I am “sheltering in place” from the corona virus outbreak. One is working on my flock of chickens. I gave away my big black Cochin rooster this morning. He was too big for my coop and my little hens. And too noisy for…
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seedlings in my hoop house

Starting Seeds
I planted lots of Brassicaceae (cabbage-family) seeds a week ago. They are all cute little sprouts now. They are down in my hoop house with onion, beet, parsley, spinach, and lettuce seedlings. It’s cool, in the 40’s (F), outside today but bright sunshine. The hoop house is at 80F. My…
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vegetables that grow fast

Starting Seeds
It’s a tough time. I’m in eastern Massachusetts, where we have many cases of new coronovirus and we know it’s going to get much worse. My husband and I are staying at home. There are empty store shelves here. Most people are staying at home. I looked up what I…
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days until my ave last spring frost




I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden. – Ruth Stout

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