...Growing, Building, Cooking, Preserving, Crafting...
2006 began our urban homestead when I broke ground on a garden, which now includes perennial fruits, flowers, & dozens of vegetable varieties. We dream of solar panels, keeping bees and hens. Until then we'll continue growing and preserving our own fruits and vegetables, building what we can for our home, cooking allergy-free from scratch, and crafting everyday.
Time with my Valentine
I am already learning things about the eggplants I seeded. I found out from these dear and experienced farmer friends of ours that I probably started my eggplants a bit early. Being nightshades like tomatoes they could probably wait another month at least before starting. I was simply going by the general advice on the seed packet. The only thing I have to lose is that they will get leggy before I can transplant them outside. Worst case, I'll just seed more a month from now; I still have plenty of seeds.
In other news, the mushrooms are "mushing" extremely well. Our neighbors should be returning from Vancouver today, which is a good thing because we're up to our necks in white buttons. I've harvested for two meals now and the spaces from which I cut have filled in with more. It's crazy how prolific they are!
We've had a bit of snow this afternoon. Perhaps tomorrow will be a day to get Vera out on her sled.