Put out beets, cilantro (I’d like it to become self-sustaining since it goes to seed so nicely), and moss-curled parsley in the raised beds.
More fresh babies
Some in front yard, some in back yard!
I forgot to take a picture of the seedling radishes in the front yard before it got dark. They were ones I planted before the big freeze, on Feb. 5.
Seeds and apple tree on a drizzling morning
Paula came over and we planted many things, as well as doing some trimming and raking.
Fluttermill evening primrose babies in the plant window
At least half of the 13 seeds and seedlings are growing nicely post-cold-stratification from the fridge.
More Missouri fluttermill primroses sprouting!!
I checked in my little tupperware and pretty much all the seeds I had taken out of the fridge have now sent out a root. So now I have 11 seedlings or shoots and three unsprouted seeds. All are now in potting soil.
A single stratification success!!
I checked on some native flower seeds I tried stratifying in the fridge in January. A single Missouri fluttermill primrose was sprouting!!
Learning about the best parsnip planting times – February week 1
Last time on parsnip news you can use: “My parsnips (“Harris model”) said on the package I could do either spring or fall planting. While researching whether this was true for Oklahoma, I came across a useful post on an Oklahoma gardening forum (expand the featured answer by “macmex” who is located north and east of us, in Talehquah in northeastern Oklahoma) It sounds like you CAN plant them in fall, but as a biennial, they may flower (“bolt”) in the spring before the roots are big enough to be useful. So, we’ll see what happens with my fall-planted ones, but I have just put out a row of them today and I will put out another row each week until the third week of February and see what happens to those.”
Anybody need any loofah gourd seeds?
Wes and Paula cleaned off last year’s loofah gourd harvest. We have almost two pounds of seeds. That is almost a kilogram for our science readers. Wes was annoyed we did not get tare for the bag but it’s a very light bag, and I didn’t want seeds everywhere. Let me know if you want seeds. We might be able to supply you…
Wes has some sort of plan for the loofahs themselves. There is a whole rubbermaid tub full of those. This is from maybe half a dozen plants.