So my plans for experimenting with cold frames in the cold fell through, but I got a job doing research for a winter CSA on campus. I’ve also been trying out sprouting stuff lately. No pictures right now, but so far I’ve sprouted peanuts, lentils, garbanzo beans and the green alfalfa type sprouts you can buy at the grocery store (see www.sproutpeople.com). Its been fun and delicious though Jessi is allergic to many raw foods. Earlier tonight I planted some lettuce in a green planter we used for herbs last year. We’ll see if I can get lettuce to grow amongst the papayas. I want to get an earlier start on the garden this year and maybe have some stuff (lettuce, radishes, carrots, etc) ready for eating on my graduation party!
In my research for my on campus job I’ve found a lot of info on organic gardening including this website with lots of old, free books. I’ve been reading An Agricultural Testament by Albert Howard and Weeds: Guardians of the Soil by Joseph A. Cocannouer. Both are great, but I especially like the latter because he is advocating weeds.