I forgive my obsession only because, well, January sucks, and I DO have a fairly major project in that I’m eliminating 90% or so of our lawn this coming spring via sheet mulch to become mixed gardens – part forest garden, part annual veg. For an interesting quicky on forest gardening, check this out:
I’ve been waiting to post about this for a few days. Last Friday, my friend Yen was over for a visit and to eat. I was lacking inspiration for an ingredient to tackle, and eventually settled on the seemingly-good-idea of prepping nothing, and only using my garden as the source of inspiration to play with and put together a menu around. It was a good idea. We wandered around my yard to collect some inspiration, and came up with the following:
I have to be honest, I’m not sure why I waited this long to thin my chards and kales – this type of greens is one of my favorite foods. No, I think I know why. Fear. Fear that if I picked it, my garden would then be empty as nothing was germinating, and the pickings were sparse. The 57mm of rain in July solved that problem. The earth is now erupting with seedlings. The second glut of the season hath begun.
Only time is between me and some baby new potatoes…damn that ‘time’…