It's been another wild week of unseasonably warm weather this week. All I want to do is put seeds in the ground, but I have to keep reminding myself that we still have almost two full months of potential frost. So, instead of putting seeds in the ground outside, I just keep putting more and more under the grow lights...
- Fava (Broad)Beans
- Super Sugar Snap Peas
- Dwarf Snap Peas
- Under Grow Lights
- Bolivian Rainbow Chile
- Serrano Peppers
- Peruvian Purple Chile
- Black Beauty Eggplant
- Italian Heirloom Tomatoes
- Roma Tomatoes
- Purple Dark Opal Basil
- Genovese Basil
- Red Drum Head Cabbage
Harvest something (from this Harvest Monday post):
- Mixed Greens = 1 ounce
- Beet Greens = 1 ounce
- Chard = 1 ounce
- Spinach = 3 ounces
- Kale = 3 ounces
- Carrots = 2 ounces
- Eggs = 34
Preserve something: Zip. No excuses.
Waste not (beyond the normal composting and veggie scraps to the chickens):
- I decided to revise my original DIY seed starting pods and created these new guys using old newspaper and toilet paper rolls. They're working out great! You can read the DIY here.
Want Not: Ummm...nada. Oh, wait! Not sure of this counts, but we got a new-to-us dresser and a storage shelf at a garage sale super cheap! Oh, also...I propagated some mint to plant out a little later in the season.
Eat the Food: Oy, this week was pretty bad. Somehow, last weekend escaped us and we didn't do our grocery shopping until Tuesday night...that means that we ate out a few times early in the week. We also didn't bake any bread last weekend. Homestead failure. We did, however, eat lots of eggs, all the greens that were harvested, some ground beef from the chest freezer and some canned pinto beans.
Build community food systems: We happily gave eggs away to a co-worker, my dad and my brother :-)
Skill up: Tool Lady designed and built me the most wonderful garden/potting table. You can read all about how she did here.
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