Winter’s been bright, but now let a garden grow!

Winter has been a bit on the bright side lately, lots of white on the ground, stars in the skies, everything all standing flocked out. However, with the waxing of the moon, we’re seeing a bit of a break; rain instead of snow, and nights not falling below freezing.  Most of the snow is gone and all the scraggily undergrowth of brambles revealed.  We can start thinking about some garden items! 

02-12-08 Introducing - HOW DOES A GARDEN GROW 002Glenn brought home a couple kitschy "Garden in a Bag" items; some marigolds and  oregano. Recent visits to the local home and garden centers and you’ve seen them stock up, seeds are out and peat moss, in a variety of  different incarnations (compacted, pelleted, molded, sculpted, bagged, oh wow!).

At the beginning, we are germinating, in staggering weeks, under some compact fluorescent lights in the make-shift greenhouse I’ve made space for in the mechanical room of the house. It stays nice and warm in there since that’s where the water heaters are located.  This first week we prepared a tray of onion seeds, different varieties to learn what grows well in this micro-climate of ours.  In the next tray we start some Garden Cress, Broccoli Raab, Celery, Romaine lettuce, and parsley.

So in the spirit of celebrating the beginnings of life, new chapters, here are some micro close ups of the first days of a seed’s growth. Very tender and wispy you can even see some of the smallest hairs, signs of life! Woooo-hoooo!02-12-08 Introducing - HOW DOES A GARDEN GROW 013 02-12-08 Introducing - HOW DOES A GARDEN GROW 012

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About David

Making manifest the change I want to see in the world through the hospitality of a humble little homestead campground with yurts and alpacas.
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2 Responses to Winter’s been bright, but now let a garden grow!

  1. Donna says:

    Sorry, I haven\’t written lately! I love coming over for a visit and when I don\’t for awhile, I miss you all!! Wow, I just love that you are growing a garden, my MOM always had a vegetable garden at home in Saskatchewan! Seeing all the sprouts is exciting because it is LIFE beginning!! How are my LLama babies and the dogs? I think summer would be a good time to come up for a visit but let me know what you think! Maybe it will be to busy then for you. Take care, my Good Friends,

  2. Kuskulana says:

    I think you are about 3 months ahead of us in season.
    I look forward to watching the progress of your growing season as I wait for the wild flower bloom here.
    There should be a lot of good things you can grow in your neck of the woods, we are more limited here.
    Have a great spring and keep posting pics for those of us still in winter!

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