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Garden Notes – February 16, 2014

February 16, 2014


2-12-14  – Amended greenhouse #1 & #2 –  lime, dolomite.

2-16-14   Planted Turga parsnips for seed – 25 roots, row # 5.

2-16-14   Weekly root dig:
Lutz beet
Red-Cored Chantenay carrot
Napoli carrot
Turga parsnip
Joan rutabaga
Gilfeather rutabaga

Bandit leek
Blau Gruener leek

Field notes:  Napoli carrots about shot after the last freeze, Chanenay holding up well with some damage on the top ½”.  Dogs and voles LOVING the Gilfeathers to death, not touching Joan.  Cats in season – not hunting!


Valentine's day for kitties

Valentine’s day for kitties

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2014 7:53 am

    Thanks for the note about the rutabaga – I have Gilfeather on my list but should also try Joan. We have problem voles around here too.

  2. Bee permalink
    February 17, 2014 4:04 pm

    Spent the afternoon putting in peas, brassicas, lettuce and greens. Hopefully I can hit it again Thursday, since tomorrow it’s supposed to rain (Goody! We need it.) and Wednesday is go-to-town-do-all-the-errands-and-appointments day. Garlic is growing like mad, should be a good year. Green onions look a little ragged, so probably need to plant more. Not quite ready to do potatoes yet, but it won’t be long. The housework can wait; it’s spring and I’m gardening!

    • February 17, 2014 9:25 pm

      Wow, we got a long ways to go, I can force spring when we get the plastic on the greenhouse. I can live vicariously through you!

  3. February 18, 2014 5:27 am

    I’m always jealous when I read you folks are gardening already. We are at 4 degrees this morning with 2 ft. of snow on the ground and at least 2 ft. of frost in the ground in New Hampshire.

    • February 18, 2014 6:00 am

      JP, mostly in this location we just harvest through winter, but Bee lives further south and it’s a little warmer there. But still not 4 degrees!

      • Bee permalink
        February 18, 2014 9:30 am

        Yes, I’m in far northern California. I have a zone 7 garden, but my kitchen garden is in a little microclimate: south-facing slope with good sun exposure even at this time of year, and well-sheltered. I wouldn’t try planting in the big garden, yet, because it’s more likely to freeze. We’re also having a pretty warm winter, so I can probably get away with it — most years I do. Even the year we got 14 inches of snow when the seedlings were about 6 inches high, almost everything went on to make a good crop.

  4. mom24boys permalink
    February 18, 2014 6:04 pm

    Are your cats tailless? Manx?
    Both those in the picture have luxurious looking fur and very nice coloration.
    That was a sweet picture of them.

    • February 18, 2014 7:00 pm

      M24B’s, three of them are, and two have tails. They are pretty, and I think the raw milk has something to do with their shiny coats, oh and all the voles they are eating. They are having fun whipping the pup into shape 😉

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