I’ve got a lot of projects brewing, including some very beautiful stuff for Hoof and Horns and the tanning of both the fox and the groundhog skins. But I’ve been incredibly busy, both magically and physically, and I haven’t had time to sit down and take photos and write cohesive descriptions of those activities. So this is short visual tour of the work I’ve been putting into the garden as part of the Rites of Spring.
These are the first three beds and rows in the hill garden that gets full sun. The smallest row on the far left is carrots, the middle 1 foot row contains beets and a few lost radish transplants, and the short narrow row on the right across the walkway is for Italian salad blend.
Beet transplants are staying upright and green too, but it will take them longer to start growing again because they were stalled under the lights. Beets grow really long taproots before they’ll develop true leaves, and the 6 inch container I was starting them in had crowded them.
Although I have some cold resistant seeds planted outside, most of my hot weather plants are still sprouting under lights indoors. This is a super local heirloom bean known as the Cherokee Greasy Bean. It isn’t actually greasy, but the pods of the beans are smooth unlike most other varieties, making them easy to shell very quickly.
These are the three carrot varieties I’ve planted. The Parisienne is very short and fat, the Chantenays are only about 6 inches long, and the cosmic purple are full sized and very sweet. I have more seeds than I can plant this year in the carrot department, so if anyone would like some of any of the three varieties let me know in a comment and I’ll send you some.
More posts on the way, as soon as I finish turning the soil and watering the seedlings!