“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Spring Gardening

Yesterday, though cloudy, was the perfect day to tackle some items on my Spring chore list.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I was going to the local greenhouse for spring flowers.  This early in the season, flower planting is pretty much limited, in our area, to pansies and violas.  Although there are primroses available, I feel that nights get a little too cold for them right now.   It was great fun to walk through the greenhouse and dream.  But, I only ended up bringing these home....

Once back on the farm, I spent a little time in the greenhouse planting some laccinato kale seeds that will be later transferred to the garden.  "Dinosaur" kale has become a favorite of mine.  The leaves are much more tender than typical kale.  This is the type of kale that I planted in our greenhouse for winter consumption, however the leaves take forever to grow with winter's lack of sunny hours.

Normally, this kale grows to look like this:

Next on the list was to do some more planting directly into the garden boxes.  I finished sowing sugar peas, spinach, lettuce, radishes, and half of the onion sets that I am going to plant. 

 The rest (2 more packs)  I plan on planting Saturday when our...


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