Entering the Hunger Gap
I’ll use the term garden loosely, since my gardening right now is concentrated in the greenhouse. We’re right in the hunger gap season when fresh stores from last year are just about running out or bolting, and we’re a ways from harvesting anything new. Imbolc is the time halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, and halfway is an apt description.
Some plants are taking the extra light of the longer days as an excuse to bolt or send up their seed stalk. While others are content for a bit.
I’m taking this cue as time to start some seeds. Not much as I can’t really plant much yet anyway. But some slow growers like celeriac, onions, shallots, flowers and herbs. I also seeded a flat or two of cool weather greens to take the place of what we still have that is harvestable from late fall plantings. My heat mat real estate is limited, so once these flats have germinated I can move them and start more flats.