Friday, April 13, 2012

Another Weekend of Sun?

Could we be so lucky?  Lettuce hope!

I've got a craigslist ad up right now.  Lot's of greens and herbs available and are anxious for some soil to sink their roots into.  $2 for tray packs of greens, $2.50 for herbs.  Not tomatoes, peppers, or basil yet.  Still too damn cold for those heat-lover, but in a couple weeks, the tomatoes will be ready to go and the peppers and basil will be right behind them.  See the list of plants below.

I'll be doing the same around my own garden today and tomorrow.  At some point, I need to mow the lawn, if only to clip off the dandelion flowers.  Man, did they come out of nowhere in the past week. 

Getting the beds ready for the fun stuff like corn, tomatoes and peppers is one of my favorite parts of spring.  I love the smell of dirt and by the end of the day I come inside just covered in it.  Nothing better!

Okay - got to get some work done.  For now, here is the list of plants that I have available:
Romaine Lettuce (Parris Island, Outredgeous, Jericho)
Leaf Lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson, New Red Fire, Buttercrunch)
Mesclun (Farmer's Market Mix)
Head Lettuce (Crispino, Red Iceburg)
Mustard Greens (Braising stir-fry mix/mesclun, giant red)
Kale (Red Winter, Dwarf Blue Curled, Lacinato/Tuscan, Red Nagoya)
Broccoli ( Belstar, Spring Raab)
Cauliflower (Snow Crown)
Cabbage (Green Acre, Charmant, Mammoth Red Rock, Derby Day)
Celery (Utah 52-70)
Beets (Bulls Blood)
Arugula (Roquette)
Pak Choi (Chinese Bok Choi)
Onions (Walla Walla, Copra, Bianca di Maggio, Cipollini, Red Bull, Gallop, Everygreen bunching, Red of Florence)
Leeks (American Flag, Giant Musselburg)
Spinach (Tyee, Olympia Hybrid)
Collard Greens (Vates)
Swiss Chard (Silverado, Bright Lights)
Rhubarb (Victoria)
Artichoke (Green Globe, Purple Globe)
Garden Cresse

Herbs: culinary sage, painted sage, rosemary, lavender (hidcote & English), summer savory, winter savory, true greek oregano, marjoram, red-veined sorrel, catnip, English thyme, orange thyme, creeping thyme, chives, garlic chives, lemon mint, peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, dill, fennel, cilantro, parsley (flat & curly), anise hyssop, lemon bee balm, wormwood.

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