It’s just over a month until our last frost date here and that signifies the beginning of the spring frenzy. If you are like me and start your crops from seed, you know it’s time to commit to getting those cool weather babies going. I’ve been ahead of the game thanks to our greenhouse and … Continue reading Patience and the Urban Farmer
The weather has been at best unpredictable here in the south Puget Sound. A couple weeks ago I threw a bunch of old Lacinato kale seeds in a tray to see what would happen. And despite the wind, snow, rain, and all the years that have passed since the sun shone on those pods I … Continue reading Be More Like Kale
She doesn’t look like much, but wait ’til this summer! This is Violet de Provence, a French heirloom artichoke with a purple flower. I decided to grow this variety because after visiting France this year I am obsessed with all things Provence. You would be too, that place is the closest thing to heaven on … Continue reading Meet the Cast: Violet de Provence
We started getting seeds in the mail the past few weeks. I wasn’t going to buy so many but have you ever looked at a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog? Those people are masters of marketing, the catalog is excellent just for bed time reading alone. I always end up purchasing way more than I … Continue reading So It Begins!