This grassy looking stuff is newborn baby spinach.
After Christmas is over, we set about starting garden plants. Our indoor lighted plant racks are filled with flats, and soon we can enjoy watching the seedlings emerge and grow. Above is spinach, and those little clods of dirt stuck on some of the leaves are the seed coat, which split to allow the seedling to grow and is still clinging to the tip of the seed leaf.
Swiss Chard is beautiful straight from the seed - no waiting!
These Swiss Chard seedlings are in their full glory – there is a gold variety – “Bright Yellow,” a pink – “Magenta Sunset,” and a red – “Ruby Red.” We created this mix from varieties purchased from Johnny’s Seeds. I call it “Sunshine Mix.” I hope it finds its way into all of our salad plates in the coming months.
These babies have all been moved outside to a greenhouse area, as they can tolerate the cool weather, and flats of tomatoes have taken their place indoors.
I know you all join me in hoping for a prolific year in the garden! Share this:
Cecily eating fresh from the garden
Our son, Max (not pictured . . .), is five years old, and at the age when kids say a lot of funny things. He has cracked me up a couple of times lately with his comments about carrots.
When we first started pulling a few carrots to eat at the baby stage, he enjoyed them, but one day he asked me, “Mom, can’t we have some carrots that don’t have these plants growing out of the top?”
Evidently the leafy tops didn’t deter him, because one day he came in the house with damp dirt all around his mouth. I asked him if he had been eating dirt. He replied, “No, I’ve been eating dirty carrots!” Share this:
black-seeded simpson lettuce and a hunting spider
Just in time for the new year – a new blog home for Sunshine for Dinner! Our blog is where we give farm news and post the contents of our deliveries each week. Share this: