The best time of the year

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, good harvest, bad harvest.  Clear azure skies, brightly colored leaves and bursts of purple and yellow wildflowers are everywhere you look.  There’s good firepit weather, low-wind and briskly cool. Dinners of roast potatoes.  Apple crisp and cider.  The sound of the train whistle in the distance as … Continue reading

Spring 2015 – Everything’s Coming Up Vegetables!

2015 Indoor Seed Planting and Germination Schedule PLANT Germination Period Date Planted/Sprout Date Last Day of Germination Period 1 Broccoli 10-21 days 3/31 4/5 4/20 2 Cabbage 5-7 days 3/31  4/7 4/6 3 Collards 8-12 days 3/31 4/5 4/11 4 Parris Lettuce 7-10 days 3/31  4/6 4/9 5 Livingston Lettuce 7-10 days 3/31 4/5 4/9 6 … Continue reading

Spring 2015: Preparing the Soil For Another Season

Well, its spring!  Yes, finally.  So its time to get as busy as the bees are going to be later when I give them some work to do with the new vegetable crop I’m going to plant this year.  And that means its time to think about preparing my soil again.  It’s time, also, to … Continue reading