Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 8 FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Posted on 02/22/2013 1:35:16 PM PST by greeneyes
It's a cold, cloudy day with plenty of snow on the ground. Not much good for gardening, but the kind of day when you want to put a stock pot on the back burner, and turn on the oven to bake bread, casseroles, and/or roasts. All to make you warm inside and out.LOL
I have been reviewing some of the heirloom grains this week and need to narrow the list down to 2 or 3 that I will order. Teff and Quinoa are 2 that may make the cut.
I will be planting some crimson clover this week or next as a soil conditioner in a few beds to turn under in April or May. The rest already had winter rye planted last fall.
Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Do you have those beds under cover? How are you planting clover with snow on the ground?
My indoor early starts are taking over the house. The peppers got transplanted into their 16oz containers, so take up a lot more room now.
I'm ready for mid-march/early april when I can start putting some of this stuff out. ;)
My amaranth seeds sprouted again! This time I had them on a soil pellet which we’ve been keeping moist. Today we put them on the window sill for some sun.
I got my amaranth seed from the bulk food bin at the health food store. I took out some of them to see if they are viable and they are! I bought them last spring as a rice/grain alternative for $1.99/pound.
The sweet potato sprout is happy too. It’s starting to put out roots. However, when it is time to put soil on its toes, I’m not sure what I need to do. I’m thinking of potting it, but would that keep it from having babies if the pot is too small? How much room do you think it would need? I’m totally new to potato growing of any kind! It’s all a lovely science experiment at this stage....and hoping it doesn’t become more serious than that...
A friend of mine is quite an experience gardener and she was telling us that asperagus does well in our area, and what I need to do is get a package of the little rootlets in dirt which the the box stores sell. Dig a trench and scatter the rootlets in after the danger of frost. Then cover lightly, and as they grow gradually add the dirt back over them. She said that if put too much dirt on them, they’ll “get lost.” I am hoping to do that soon, after the snow we got the other day melts off. (No complaints here...we REALLY needed the moisture!)
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Sorry for the delays in posting. I have had numerous interuptions from telephone calls, and people at the door.(don’t they know they should hibernate during this winter?)
Was in the mid 40’s in N Idaho (still freezing at night).
Snow thru the weekend and back to mid 40’s next week.
A little too early to get starts going for us - even with the wife’s new greenhouse. We have to “wait until the snow is off Mica Peak” before we get too serious....
I will plant the clover after the snow melts sometime this week, or next.
Thanks for sharing those great pics. The pictures always help me to feel better and put me in a great mood.
I am juggling too many unexpected things today, and a bad case of insomnia kept me up most of the night, so my energy and focus is not conducive to fast action today.
I am really feeling the same way about the snow. Love the moisture - hate the cold.
I just finished assembling a mini greenhouse/starter shelf together.
I gotta remember step A.1 “Check to make sure head is extracted from butt to avoid obstructing vision during assembly.”
Those look awesome. If it continues warming up here in Arizona, I expect the wife’s vegetables will take off, too.
The sun just came out, but it’s still just 35 degrees, so we have some melting. When the temps go down this afternoon and evening, it will be slicker than a dogs hind leg.