FIRST MACHE OF THE SEASON

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Overwintered Mache under plastic in the garden

A couple of days ago, I harvested the first Mache of the season.  Seeds were planted last October in one of my low plastic tunnels.  The plants grew slowly over the winter; much of it in the dark because the tunnel was completely covered in snow.  Two weeks ago, on a rare sunny and mild day, I removed the snow on the south side of the tunnel so that the sun could warm up the soil.  This week, conditions were right for harvesting.   I love the texture and taste of Mache and especially love the fact that I have something green to eat from my own garden at this time of year.

PROGRESS REPORT

Leaf crop seedlings almost ready for the garden

Leaf crop seedlings almost ready for the garden

LEEK SEEDLINGS  LOOKING  GOOD UNDER THE LIGHTS

LEEK SEEDLINGS LOOKING GOOD UNDER THE LIGHTS

 

WORDS OF WISDOM:
“Nature speaks freely to the individual, but seldom harangues a crowd”
Charles C. Abbott – Naturalist (from “Days out of Doors”)

 

All the best,

Greg