Baby it’s cold outside! If I want to get dirty then I have to do it in the green house.
It is my sanctuary on snow days. It is where I can work in shirtsleeves when shovels full of soil are still dripping wet on sunny days. This is where I go until I can get outside and play… errr, I mean, work.
Last week (February 18-24, 2018) I started all kinds of cold weather seeds in the green house. You can read about them here, Sunday Snow.
This week (February 25 — March 2) I planned to just watch seedlings grow and start planting next week. But there has been so much joy in daily planting that I think this week will be all about starting early spring salads to plant out in mid March. Just for fun, here is my preliminary list.
Greens for Spring Salads
- Mesclun “Uprising Spicy Mix”
- Red Spinach “Beaujolais” (home saved seed)
- “Australian Yellowleaf” Lettuce
- “Flashy Trout’s Back” Lettuce
- “Grandpa Admire’s” Lettuce
- “Winter Bloomsdale” Spinach
One day in June: you will be out in the garden, wondering if you can find enough lettuce to make a salad for a ladies luncheon and end up bringing bags of the best salad the girls have ever tasted to give away after the luncheon. Until then there are snips and snippets and micro-greens and some of the best, freshest tastes of spring that you will ever have! You cannot get it at the grocery or even the farmers market. Like the best corn on the cob, the best salad is picked minutes before serving…. but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Let me know what sort of salad you will grow this spring (You do not need a green house). You can start salad in your window and grow it in a window box. Give it a try.
Debs in Everett, Washington… where we are seven minutes shy of having a full eleven hours from sunrise to sunset. Maybe I can wear just one shirt and a sweater this week.
Did you read Mark 13 today? Amazing!