The snow's gone, replaced by puddles and mud. You can still see the road through the trees—the only aerial green so far is evergreen. An overall browned-out scene, but what's not in the pic is the vigorous twittering of birds, the tantalizing hint of real warmth in the still … [Read more...] about Looking for leaves
Archives for March 2016
[From 9 May 2015] More seed: Not by the 50 lb bag, but it still adds up. You find a balance between buying smaller quantities that are quickly used so that you always have fresh, vigorous seed that's ready to pop up at the least sign of moisture and warmth, and the huge savings … [Read more...] about Seed shopping
The covers are off and it's all shades of green! That's about three months, left to their own devices, living through freezing nights, often around -20°C (-4°F), and a low of -32°C (-25.6°F), under a couple of layers of medium-weight row cover, which means, little light (with the … [Read more...] about Post-winter greens
There's official calendar Spring, and then there's spring in the field, that ignores exact dates and goes by the weather, marking winter as over whenever the freezing temperatures end. If today's two-week weather forecast is anything to go by—it is, in this case, when being off … [Read more...] about Spring begins with the weather!
Long-term veggie storage can get fairly involved, with root cellars, sticking things in piles of sand, adjusting humidity, spotting and culling the spoiled, that sort of thing, or it can be as simple as tossing a plastic bag of small carrots, little guys that wound up at the … [Read more...] about Stored carrots for stew