Tag: seeds

  • Pigs in a blanket

    Pigs in a blanket

    This little piggy went to the party. This little piggy went to school. This little piggy was an afternoon snack at home. This little piggy went to gymnastics practice. And this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way in my tummy. It’s the middle of winter and these piggies are cold! Make them…

  • Sprouts Plus Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Recipe

    Sprouts Plus Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Recipe

    I sprout. Do you sprout? I just felt like it one morning. I got out a couple of quart mason jars and put in a tablespoon each of alfalfa and mung beans. Poured it full of water, a teaspoon each of food-grade hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for 15 minutes. I trapped a mesh…

  • Lettuce Mesclun

    Lettuce Mesclun

    I pinched my first harvest today, and it was the Lettuce Mesclun I received as a gift along with the rest of my order from Botanical Interests. I planted the whole package of Lettuce Mesclun on February 17 and started pinching individual leaves about 4 inches long today. Anything smaller is left on the ground…

  • Alfalfa Sprouts

    Alfalfa Sprouts

    Alfalfa sprouts are so good! We used to ¬†buy them at the grocery store. We’d take this little plastic box home, open it and find alfalfa sprouts that were overpacked and soggy. So during my shopping splurge at Botanical Interests I bought Alfalfa Seeds for sprouting. The packet states that alfalfa seeds have the possibility…

  • Garden Update

    Garden Update

    My Shade Garden is coming along nicely. Most of it, at least. I planted early spring plants such as peas, sugar snap peas, broccoli, lettuce, radishes and beets on February 16 and 17. Remember those Sugar Snap Peas I got from Botanical Interests that I planted a while back? Here they are now! Aren’t they…

  • Soaking and Sowing Sugar Snap Peas

    Soaking and Sowing Sugar Snap Peas

    Some of the earliest crops to arrive at the Farmers Markets are peas: Snow Peas, English Shelling Peas, Sugar Snap Peas. We love them. In our family we just shake some kosher salt with Sugar Snap Peas and snack on them when they’re fresh in the spring. I can’t wait to taste them just-picked from…

  • Garden Plan

    Garden Plan

    As soon as my seeds arrived from Botanical Interests, I sorted them out in order of when they need to be planted. I also included seeds I bought last year, and seeds we’ve been saving all year. I came up with a rough garden plan. It went through several revisions once we started working and…

  • Botanical Interests

    Botanical Interests

    I got my seeds from Botanical Interests! They came in this pretty box which fits nicely in my mailbox. A while back I was thinking about seeds and the recent defeat of Proposition 37 here in California. Without mandatory labeling of GMO seeds and food, I will have to assume something is genetically modified, unless…