Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 6 FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Posted on 02/08/2013 1:30:15 PM PST by greeneyes
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I oven roast some of my jalapenos and then freeze and I also Freeze a bunch that are fresh picked and whole right from the garden - no blanching involved. Both types are great to use in sauces or any recipe that call for some heat and flavor.
Yep, it’s 68 here. Had a wee little bit of rain a few days ago which really popped up the onion bulbs that were tilled under a couple weeks ago. Of course, they’re everywhere but where they belong but I’m not complaining. The Hatch and other chili pepper seeds never did make but the bells finally came up. Had to restart a couple tomatoes but the others are 6-8” tall. Just to see, most everything is being started inside this year. FYI, to save space, I broke down and bought a way too expensive Burpee 72 starter kit (that was the only thing my podunkville had). Don’t buy it. The pellets don’t expand well so you have to add more starting mix and the self watering cloth doesn’t have enough pulling action to keep the top of the soil wet. The veggies in the recycled cat food containers and newspaper pots are just as happy for zero the cost.
I started cleaning out the new herb bed but threw out my knee (again) and had some pavers fall on my leg so am giving the job to hubby. Next week, maybe he can get to that and I can get back out to measure off the garden again.
The daffodils are starting to bloom and the caladiums are sending up blades here but they’re getting cleaned out for herbs.
I've got less than a quart left from last year's harvest. I'm getting a little anxious about that.
But my dear NM Hatch peppers... those I roast and puree. They are very mild, but so very, very good. I'm looking forward to breakfast tomorrow. Mmmmmm.
That is sad news. I keep my heirloom seeds segregated. Each year I put the seeds from the year before in little plastic medicine bottles, and put them all in a coffee can.
One is vaacum packed in the freezer, and One in the refrigerator. So far it has worked. I have seeds from 2009 to 2012. Only if the 2012 fails will I go back to the freezer stash.
We can at least do sourdough bread here, but we also keep it in the refrigerator.
I freeze halved and seeded raw jalapenos on cookies sheets. Then bag them for the freezer to use later for poppers.
I buy 2oz condiment cups with lids from AceMart restaurant supply to store my seeds in, since they are untouched by human hands until you open the package. And of course, because I'm familiar with them from the business. Think the little salsa cups with lids that you get at mexican restaurants.
I think I just had a bad year with the jalapenos this year/last year. I'll need to raise some that are immune to the black mold poison.
Black mold sounds ominous. I am glad Missouri conditions allow us to prepare sourdough. We go through spurts of Hermann fads as each generation “discovers” and experiments with it for a bit.LOL.
I am not familiar with Moringa. Can you tell me more about it?
fanfan, I saw your pics on another thread of your wintersown containers. Can you tell me more about that experience. Is this the first year you have tried wintersowing?
Moringa is easy to grow in warmer climes and leaves and seeds are edible and very nutritious
Thanks for the link. It seems to be a very versatile plant. It will be interesting to hear your experiences with it.
Yea! I get to look at seed packets for the next 8 weeks or so!
Jung’s sent the seeds I ordered; the plants & sets will come later.
Oh, yeah, got back less than an hour ago from taking the tiller to the deler...50+ miles each way...mainly to have my new set of tines installed, and the reverse disc replaced, in addition to a general servicing.
There are small shops much closer, but the last time I took a chainsaw to one, they didn’t replace a rotten fuel line; it sucked air, and destroyed the cylinder. Time before, another one decided to unexpectedly close for a 6-8 week summer vacation, with no way to pick up the saw.
OTOH, Tim does it right, reasonably, and timely; and is very accommodating.
It’s been a day of ups and down today. I’m not sure whether to celebrate or cry.
One of my medical tests finally came back with something. I’ve had some serious health issues on and off for the last 6 years, and just about every test comes back clean, so it’s been frustrating. They found fibroids, which are a type of tumor. I see the doctor Moday to figure out what to do about it.
5 minutes later I got an email with a very nice job offer, I start Monday. This is after being unemployed for a little over a year.
Monday is going to be a busy day. I’m just a little freaked out.
You have been very energetic and productive! Early produce is our plan this year. Try to get as much as possible by the end of June and 1st week in July.
Congrats on the job. Now, sit down with some calming teas. In between each soothing sip, close your eyes, breathe in through your nose and exhale slowly.
Concentrate soley on your breathing or imagine a very soothing scene and see your self as very calm and relaxed. I have practiced this breathing technique, and can bring my pulse rate down by about 10 points in 3 breaths.
With respect to fibroids. Been there and done that. If you have not had a D & C, then that is probably the next step. This will also provide a tissue sample to test for malignancy. Most fibroids are not malignant.
JRF, thanks for pinging Marcella.
Marcella, I don’t know how useful the thread is, but it certainly gives me a break from the gloom and doom of the economic and political events, and I enjoy it.
We would welcome your container gardening reports too. Let me know if you would like to be added to the ping list.