I guess we haven’t had a technical “hard” frost yet, because the lettuce, spinach, and carrot tops are still going strong (ok, not strong, but they haven’t turned to slime) and I never did put row covers on them! At this point, I’m not going to. Too little time, not enough daylight since no one gets home from work til after sundown, and obviously the holidays are upon us. Best laid plans, and all that.
Last week, I saved more seeds from basil and dill, and actually saved some seeds from a Campari tomato from the *gasp* grocery store. When I first tasted those a few winters ago, I was floored at how sweet and wonderful those little things were. I did some quick research to see if I could procure seeds or plants somehow, and back then (maybe 2010-11?) I found that there was a pretty strict patent on the variety and seeds nor plants were for sale. Times, they have changed, and now, as long as you aren’t a commercial grower, you can save the seeds and grow them yourself. I’m definitely going to try!
A couple days ago, I took advantage of a day off work and posted some recipes that have appeared on my blog since its inception almost 2 years ago on the “Recipes” page that you see up top. There aren’t many, but I thought I should at least either take that page down or actually post something on it. I hope to continue to do so in the future. This isn’t a food blog, it’s definitely a gardening blog, but I feel like it should include some recipes for things I happen to make with the food I grow. In other words, don’t look for any quick meals, elaborate foodie-type recipes, gourmet culinary artistry, etc. But do look for things to do with the stuff you grow that actually produces enough for a meal (or a salad.)
I know we’re still a few days out from the actual BIG HOLIDAY, but I would like to wish my readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy New Year, aka Happy Holidays. May you and yours experience lots of love and a peaceful season. And then, let’s get back to growing shit!