The first flat-leaf parsley has been popping up over the last day. This is Hilmar, a new variety I'm trying for the first time this year, in addition to the regular Plain Italian that's around every season. Elsewhere in parsley, planted a few days earlier, there are two … [Read more...] about Parsley!
Archives for February 2008
It's sounds a little odd to call it that, but this is my tomato seed collection. A rough count says there are maybe 150 packets, with another 30 on the way with the just-completed all-heirloom tomato seed order. I'll get a few more basics, like Juliet, in the last big general … [Read more...] about Tomato seed
The leeks are thriving, all straight up and down. Ten days from seeding, and some of 'em are nearly 3" (7.5cm) tall. Clearly, the seed was more viable than expected, looks like practically every one popped up. The first parsley just appeared, and a second set of arugula is … [Read more...] about Ten-day leeks
These technical drawings of a lettuce root system are from Root Development of Vegetable Crops*, first published in 1927 and now in the public domain. This is an incredible book that I just discovered. The text is like a complete gardening course delivered from underground. The … [Read more...] about Exploring down below…
Tiny farming is in a mid-winter slow motion state right now, kinda like the calm before the storm. I don't have daily livestock chores—I don't have animals, yet!—and as far as garden activity, I'm waiting. About the only thing visual going on, besides lots of reading and staring … [Read more...] about Lettuce-watching