2/9/21 Waning Crescent Moon | High 53 | Low 25

It was a busy weekend. The tree guys didn’t exactly leave a mess, but there was a bit to clean up. Their work was also a roadblock holding up some other things. When they moved out, I got busy. I laid out the new hugel bed, cut a couple of smaller trees myself to add to it, spread the leaf/compost pile around the poly-corner, moved about 1/2 the wood chips they left, putting some in the poly-corner and some in the strawberry/wine-cap bed around front and if that wasn’t enough, I planted some seeds, both outside, under the new bit of row cover, and some in trays in the attic. Hopefully, I will get the soil delivery during the coming week and finish this all up next weekend, although the weather continues to look a bit rainy.

Ready for some more green, but progress is being made.
Planted in about a six foot section of the hugel:
  • sugar snap peas
  • parsley
  • dill
  • radish
  • lettuces
    • Ice Queen
    • Yugoslavian Red
    • Black Seeded Simpson
Planted in trays in the attic:
  • Tomato, San Marzano
  • Cucumber, Pickle Bush
  • Jalapeno, saved seed
  • Bronze Fennel, saved seed

The hugel section planted about 4 weeks earlier is doing well but seems to be in a wait and see mode. The mustard and pak choi have not put out any true leaves and the peas, while standing tall, are not shooting up. Maybe they are just waiting for longer, warmer days. I can’t say I blame them.

Some of the plants that are overwintering, like these purple mustards, are starting to perk up a bit and enjoy the sunnier days. Spring is coming to the rescue soon!

Purple Mustard. B. juncea

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