I’m so glad I got such an early start on greens! I have mounds of romaine lettuce just in time for my new obsession with raw tacos, which I recently tried at G-Zen, one of the top vegan restaurants in the country.
The broccoli has been having a growth spurt too, though no heads have formed yet.
And sowing my spinach directly from seed gave me the chance to learn a new word: cotyledon. These are the first ’embryonic’ leaves that emerge from a seed, and they don’t resemble the true leaves much at all. (Phew, my spinach doesn’t have a long-skinny-looks-like-grass disease after all!)
Sugar snap peas are growing fast, and soon I’ll have to figure out a trellising plan. And the beet seeds are starting to sprout, though I think maybe they haven’t been getting enough sun, so I moved them out to the deck extension with the spinach.
The dill and mint are doing really well in their dollar store bowls, although I think I jumped the gun on the basil – I think it froze while I was away in Seattle. I’m curious to see if I can salvage it though, so stay tuned!
A few strawberries are starting to appear already, and I think it’s possible I may not have killed my favorite red anemone after all!
How ’bout we start
with a salad, a fresh bed of lettuce with croutons?
Later we can play a game of chess on the futon.
~dead prez, “Mind Sex”