I'm going to soak some sugar snap peas overnight, and sow them tomorrow, along with a variety of lettuce seeds, kales, and collards.
It's time. It's late February. Even with the extremes of a changing climate, gardeners will keep planting. And even though it's a bit harder to predict which of the cool-season veggies might do the best this spring, I'll just plant a variety of things, and see.
This has been the third winter that I haven't had greens like kale, mustard, or arugula overwinter (the extreme lows took them out). I wasn't using any season extension, which would have made a difference, I'm sure.
|incredibly tasty and succulent carrots, although not impressive-looking!|
had done in my fall vegetable garden. These were bred for the hotter, drier conditions of India, and absolutely flourished last fall. I sowed them in August and harvested them in in November not expecting anything. Amazing.
A search of previous blog posts about carrots was interesting, too. I've had reasonable success with shorter, small varieties like Thumbelina - and enjoyed them as well, apparently!