Now that winter is apparently about to end I ought to blog about my winter veggie garden. Here it is:
You can see the bok choy there has bolted. The cauliflower plants got eaten by something, possibly a chicken. The celery is to the left of the bok choy and it turned out quite good, a little salty and spicy and much nicer than grocery store celery. I’m surprised because i didn’t water it much and it barely rained this winter. The giant red mustard greens grew nicely but I didn’t eat much of it.
We did hit on a good place for the winter veggies by putting that container where it is. It gets good winter sun in the early morning and then in the afternoon and evening.
Today Vim put in some carrots where the book choy was. We have a ton of seeds sprouting in our sunny front mud room. I’ll probably fill this container with lettuce and spinach. Actually I think we have too many plants. I have no idea where they will all go. Like, where will the zucchinis fit this year? Where they were last year there is now shallots and onions and a container with kale. shit.
I bought a ton of annual and perennial flowers today. omg. i am so excited about all of them!
Here’s a list of most of them.
“Baby Blue Eyes”
Erigeron glaucus ‘Wayne Roderick’
Ribes sanguineum glutinosum
“Pink Flowering Currant”
‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’
Nicotiana alata ‘Lime Green’
“Tufted Evening Primrose”
Mostly they are natives. the primula polyanthus is not native but was so neat looking I bought it anyway. The non native Nicotiana alata has chartreuse flowers. neat!
unfortunatly I havent ben able to find a Salvia spathacea. I did get another Salvia clevelandii and another coyote mint. i think our garden is going to be uber fluffy and colorful this spring and summer!
And I bought Vim a bunch of fancy poppies.
There’s no room I tell you.
My meadow is put off again until this Fall. Basically we have spent the last year doing cover crops but now we are leveling that area and taking away all the nice new soil we created and putting it elsewhere. Once we have the area level we will do a couple more cover crops. This gives me time to grow all the native grass starts since I don’t have like 1 million dollars it would cost to buy them as plugs. I still cant decide what grasses to use for the meadow though. Carex pansa? Festuca rubra? a Deschampsia? ugh! i am gong to prowls the local native nurseries to see if i can find a seed mix or even sod or plugs i can afford.
oh also, Vim found like a million weird ass CA salamanders all over our yard lurking under stuff. They looks so wormy and moist! Those arms look like pointless T-Rex arms. If that salamander eats a just a little bit more it wont be able to move.
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