Spent last week planting the Pomegranate Field. Seeds from Armenia, soil from Texas. 102 juniors transplanted to their permanent homes.
And counting one more which was seeded in a green tunnel, too cold to transplant now. Will be 103 in March.
So. Last we talked it was July, 2016.
Now it is January 2017.
In meantime we've been to Armenia to collect old world varieties, brought them back, planted and watched them thrive, sold the best to you all, and planted several winter crops.
I say 'several' cuz we have been on a learning curve lately. The joys of watching critters eat the seedlings, seeds just refusing to pop, tinkering with soil recipe for seeds (one from a dear friend who just forgot a couple of crucial amendments....still friends though, they have saved us more than once in our new vegetable career), comparing seeding in our seed house vs. directly to the soil in the green tunnels (so far its 8-2 in favor of the green tunnels), and braving the two (so far) deep freezes Texas is so fond of in the Hill Country.
Results? Gorgeous crops of greens and lettuce, tomatoes that just will not quit, and upcoming crops of peppers, eggplants, cukes, radicchio, kale, swiss chard, kohlrabi, spinach, Broccoli, cauliflower, onions, radish, beans, peas, eggplants, squash, asparagus, artichokes, ginger, jerusalem artichoke, squash, melons, so much more.
It's a blessing to have this job, winter blasts and all, and we remain grateful. Hopefully we'll have lots more to share online, right now ti's time to go outline, outside, nature's treasure chest.