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Impatient for green!

Posted by Nika On February - 27 - 2009

Nasturium Leaves

(Edible nasturtiums, before blossoms. Leaves are fascinating)

February in New England can be a hard month to wade through. Seed ordering and seed packet receiving frenzy is long past. Planning of planting is done. Now its just waiting for time to pass for the moment that indoor started seed can be planted. As of today Friday the 27th of Feb, the most I can plant is some herbs and eggplants that I want pamper well past the flea beetle stage.

At the moment, there is nothing more to start indoors. The snow still sits on the garden, can’t even really clean up because there is too much snow pack.

Crappy Day: miserable garden

Parts of the yard are melting into a dank gooey mess that the duck and chickens love to foul even further.

Crappy Day: cold wet chickens

Having lived here more than a decade (and growing up a good part in the frigid midwest), I knew that planting seeds like a mesclun mix for use long before the sun warms the garden would be crucial.

When I feel especially doldrumish, I hover over my mesclun greens, marvel at their complex beauty, nibble a few to see how they taste and to dream about the green summer to come.

Indoor mesclun

2 Responses to “Impatient for green!”

  1. lisa winter says:

    Hi, didn’t know that you had a blog, now i’m glad i do. love seeing the pics of your chickens and that mesclun looks yummy. have started some of my cold weather seeds and if i have some energy will start my tomatoes,peppers and eggplants this weekend.

  2. Pam says:

    Pretty nasturtiums! I’m starting broccoli and cold weather lettuces now!

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We are a family of 5, including Nika, Ed, Q (14), KD (7), and Baby Oh (4). We garden 1024 square feet of raised beds plus assorted permacultural plantings. We also have 13 LaMancha dairy goats, 40 chickens, and one guard llama.

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