|Meanwhile, back at school, you can see the healthy root systems of the same type of lettuce growing in a raft system that my science students put together. The design of the system is from Meg Stout, so we didn't reinvent the wheel, but the kids did construct it and it runs like a top.|
|I will be sad to see these go. My little kumquat tree has enjoyed the mild winter and I have enjoyed it's fruit. I snatch a few off whenever I walk by with the pups after school. |
For Christmas, I was gifted with a new satsuma and a new kumquat tree. They are still in pots until the winter passes. That way I can run them in if I need to on a freeze night.
I'll put them in the ground next month so they can get established before next winter.
They are two of the more cold hardy citrus and can usually handle the winters here.
|I have a short row of snow peas that are growing and blooming like crazy in the deer exclusion zone. |
We'll be eating fresh snow peas this week.
(I like to just graze on them in the garden, but I am supposed to bring some inside for stir fry.)
|Bear and I picked this big colander full of mixed lettuce, spinach, and mesclun mix recently.|
The salad was awesome ... especially since it accompanied a beef sandwich courtesy of Guy, from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
(I'll do a separate foodie post on that later)