Peas in particular are at the top of my list this week. I usually like to get them seeded by Valentine's Day (because what could be a sweeter gift than the promise of peas?), but peas don't transplant well, and with 4 or 5 inches of snow and ice on the ground last week, sowing outdoors was impossible. Those peas will get planted this week, even if it takes prepping the beds with my "human-powered tractor" - otherwise known as a hoe ;)
Still more planting has been going on in the greenhouse, which remains a hive of activity through any kind of winter. We're sold out of celery until the spring crop is ready (new seedlings are well under way), but the second an inch space opens up in the greenhouse, I like to re-plant with another crop. I also like to mix things up a bit, so we all don't feel like we're eating the same few foods all winter. That means sweet and tender baby bok choy for you this week, romaine head lettuce in a few more weeks, and broccoli raab and radish seeds met the ground this morning, for harvest next month.
And finally, I have a summer teaser for you...the first of our tomato and pepper seedlings are already sprouting on heat mats! For all you gardeners who are itching to get your hands dirty, you can get a preview of the heirloom tomato and pepper plants we expect to have available for your garden come April over here.
Thank you all so much for your business, and I hope you have a great week. Now go get yourself outside!