Monday, January 28, 2013
The seed bank
Nicole and I sorted the seed bank today. I really do have enough seeds to keep us going for a decade. I'm teaching a short lesson on container gardening in April. Maybe I can share some flower and vegetable seeds then. But I hope to start some plants today. I start my seeds in the basement heater room. After a few weeks I can move them to the green house. So today we start onions, broccoli, cabbages, kohlrabi, carrots, kale, spinach, in many different sorts. I'm sure I left some kinds of veggies out, but these are the kinds I remember off the top of my head. I wrote out labels and recorded each variety in a book. We are getting very professional don't you know! The weather is improving. We had ice rain yesterday, but it's melted today. It is actually suppose to get 12 degrees above zero by the middle of the week. I can not explain what it does for my disposition, the thought of being able to get outside. I get headaches from the cold. I am a sun lover. I don't think I wore shoes until I was 10 years old. I spent my early years in Arizona. I’m going to retire in Thailand and run a fair trade pineapple plantation. I’ll provide the very best health care, housing and education for my employees. And their children will escape poverty in one generation.