oh what a glorious day! we are starting to see dirt again after more snow several times this past week!
it was +2C but quite windy! not on our windowed-in porch with the plastic roof! it was about +22C out there. cats were out on the porch all day with little trips outside every now and again.
it's looking like spring is really on it's way. out in the greenhouse this morning it was just under +20C and kept rising all day.
we planted more seeds in the greenhouse in the house - it is now completely full for a month or so depending on the weather.
we planted 7 Scotia tomotatoes - known for being a strong Maritime tomatoe. and we planted 7 cobra tomatoes which we just love. this will be the year for saving seed from our tomatoes so that we never need order tomatoe seeds again!
out in the greenhouse in plastic flats that jambaloney got out of the garbage - we planted a bunch of lettuces.
we also planted spinach, kale, swiss chard and endive.
here are the flats all laid out in our step-dad's seeding tray that he gave to us 10yrs ago. thanks Ted! we love having this thing!
we have it wrapped in plastic front, sides and back. during the day we open the front and we let the greenhouse and sun do it's thing and then at about 5 o'clock we go out and cover the front in plastic. this traps the day heat inside to extend heat during the nights. we are looking at a 2 week range forecast with normal highs and lows - fingers crossed!
oh and did you notice the blue bottles on the ground in the back of the pic? they contain comfrey tea that has been cooking since last fall - woohoo! stinky as crap but such a good fertilizer. of course all plants and seeds were given comfrey tea.
here are a pile of plants that we overwintered in the greenhouse that are starting to come back gangbusters.
and some more.
we'll be out re-arranging the greenhouse and tidying it up all week. we feel very accomplished with what we have started and are looking forward to the 2017 garden!
remember those hamburger buns we made the other day? let's just say that we had a bit of a pig-out.
one burger was your classic BLT, the second was a standard lettuce, tomatoe, pickle burger and then a mushroom and onion burger. there was a fourth burger not pictured that jambaloney took to work the next day.
so far, neither of us feel worse for the wear for adding wheat flour into our diet - but we used unbleached organic white flour. we have not had any other gluten products except for the buns and a piece of homemade bread that we made at the same time. we won't eat bread every day - just once or twice a week and see if our digestions can handle that amount. we'll let you know.
Rain did a post about "breakfast for dinner" and a lot of commenters said they liked breakfast for dinner too. breakfast for breakfast, dinner or supper, or snack, is a big hit around here! we love all kinds of breakfasts! here's today's late dinner/early supper after working out in the greenhouse all day:
a mushroom, spinach and aged cheddar omelette - it was divine!
sorry i haven't been keeping up with my comments here on our blog and your blogs - i'm off to correct that now.
we had a fantastic day and we are really looking forward to that snow melting! sending love!