Winter gardening

January 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm 2 comments

arugula seedlingsNew year, new plants! A batch of seedlings sprouted on my windowsill last week and with that I am on my way to my 2013 goal of growing more of my own food.

Arugula and Asian greens like pac choi and mizuna  stand up to slugs better than most of the leafy greens I’ve tried growing in the past. I am trying kale again as I’d love to be able to grow my own since I eat it almost every day. I’ve never had much luck with kale as the garden critters like it as much as I do, but here’s hoping the new year will bring fresh success.

winter seedlings


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  • 1. Karen  |  February 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I’m looking forward to starting seed in March as my frost free date in Maine is the end of May. I’m jealous of your lovely northern location with such a warm growing zone.

  • 2. almond  |  March 13, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Kale is very easy to grow. Try planting different varieties.
    It’s better to plant them in little containers and transplant them into the garden only after they have enough leaves, and are a few cm tall. All they need is a lot of water. They last all summer and winter and spring. Fantastic plants to grow.

    Did the gailan continue to produce leaves after it started flowering ?

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