Monday, January 26, 2009

Time to start planning...

Seeds arrived last Saturday and the potatoes will follow soon.

I found a free garden planner to help keep me organized.

Now I need to clean up the growing table, buy new lights & potting soil and wait for the right time to plant.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Seeds on the way....

For the first time in several years, I've actually ordered seeds in time to have some plants ready for spring.  They should arrive next week and I can begin planting!  I'm not sure where all of these will go, but I'll find room somewhere.  Since half the backyard is still mud from the sewer project this is a good time to rearrange the gardens.

For the first time, I'm giving up on Brandywine tomatoes and am trying Prudens Purple instead. Brandywines crack so easily it's hard to get them picked at the right time.

With all this seed I may have some extra seedlings so if you're in the area and are interested just let me know which plant(s) you might want to try.


Strawberry Spinach
Easter Egg Radish
Carola Potatoes
Super Sugar Snap Pea
Chioggia Beet
Stowells Evergreen Corn
Packman Broccoli
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage

Red Sails
Black-Seeded Simpson

Bush Basil

California Wonder
Early Jalapeno

Yellow Currant
Prudens Purple

Perennial Flowers
Panorama Mix Monarda
Lizzy Mixture Eustoma

Annual Flowers
Sea Shell Mix Cosmos
Cactus Flower Mix Zinnia
Bella Apricot Shades Flowering Maple (Abutilon)
Red & Rose Pirouette Petunia

Statice Mixture
Zebrina Malba

Sole D'Oro
Jolly Joker
Moulin Rouge

Sunday, January 11, 2009

No-Knead Bread

Tried making it with 1/3 white flour and 1/8 c. more water.

All went well until turning the dough into the baking dish.

Not enough flour on the towel and the dough stuck.

The dough had nearly deflated by the time I managed to get it off the towel.

Not a bad result, though.

Next time, a little more flour on the towel and a little less baking time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009