Thursday, April 26, 2012

What's New and Exciting in my Bed!


Okay, now that the title has grabbed your attention, I just wanted to share my sheer joy over all the greens coming up in my raised greenhouse bed. Every morning when I go out to water, I see new green leafy things pushing up out of the dark, rich soil and unfolding into luscious salad greens. Lettuces, mustards, kales, arugula, and cilantro are on their way to becoming many delicious, fresh meals. I was excited to find that Territorial Seed Company had some wild green seed mix varieties this year, and I had to try them out. They seem very hardy so far, and I can't wait to eat them.


Here are a few close up shots of what's coming up.


Slo-bolt Lettuce


Wild Garden Mustards


Wild Garden Arugula


Kale


Cilantro


Heirloom Lettuce Mix




Now on to potatoes and seedlings. With a busy life and lots of rain, I'm feeling a little behind in the homesteading area of my life, but little by little it's coming together. This summer I'll sit out on my deck with my banjo and look down upon my garden, chickens clucking and scratching, quail coo-ing, drink some delicious iced herbal nettle tea and just enjoy the life I'm building.

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