Well, you know how it is. You get an unexpectedly gorgeous day in the dead of winter, with the forecast of rain the next day. You have a shoebox full of seed packets, more than you could ever hope to plant in your little space. Many of them are cool/cold weather plants. What are you gonna do?
Here’s what I did this afternoon, after having a post-work Mardi Gras Smithwick’s on a bar patio with the boss.
In the long raised bed on the left side:
Little Marvel Peas, French Breakfast Radishes
In the greenhouse, on the left, from back to front:
Red Sails lettuce
Red Ace beets
Oakleaf Italien*****(forgot spelling) lettuce
Existing ruby and golden chard
In the greenhouse, on the right, from back to front, wall to inside:
Over the rainbow mix carrots
Early Wonder Tall Top beets
Danvers half-long carrots
Atomic Red carrots
I found some leek volunteers which I transplanted among the beds. Sigh. I just love volunteers.
In the winter raised beds on the right side under the tree.
left to right, nearest the deck:
Morton Mild Mustard mix
Existing Tuscan kale
Early Bloomsdale spinach
Existing sorrel and claytonia (volunteers)
left to right, nearest the studio:
Sugar Ann Snap Peas
Existing brussels sprouts that need to be pulled up
Existing chard that something is eating daily
Existing Siberian kale
It was dark by the time I finished watering from my rain barrels and pulled the plastic sheets off the beds. When we have another cold snap, I have hoops in place to make floating row covers. This week is supposed to be fairly nice after a mild cold front moves in tomorrow.