[Homestead] Garden fun
Sage Austin | Eureka! Design
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Fri Mar 6 22:01:30 EST 2009
I start mine inside on January 6th and I'm between Zone 8a-8b and
transplant them in March. I have direct seeded before though. They are
slow to germinate, sometimes 20 days, that's why I start so early. My
seed was too old, none of it came up.
From your posts, it sounds like you and I have planted all the rest of
the veggies at the same time. My list is almost identical to yours. So
far, our weather is warmer than usual. Maybe yours is still cool enough
to start them outside? I think you will like leeks. I like their
Miso is a fermented paste from soy, barley, wheat, combinations thereof.
I use it instead of broth for soup bases, or for vegetable glaze. It's
usually refrigerated in the deli case in tubs or bags, and it keeps a
long time in the fridge.
> Thanks everyone for the leeks info. James' analogy with the peppers
> makes sense. I may try them next year. Sage, I've never had or tried
> miso, never seen it in the stores either. I scout the international
> sections pretty well, too. From what I read, buttery, salty, sounds
> like I would like it. So, if I start them from seed, and being in a
> short day area, when should I start them?
> Sage Austin | Eureka! Design wrote:
>> Bev, Leeks are good cut lengthwise and broiled with carrots and a little
>> miso sauce. I also cut them up to put into soups. But I don't use them
>> raw like green onions. They don't taste the same to me. They are
>> supposed to be for areas with longer day length, but I've had good luck
>> with them in the past, growing them from seed. This year none of my seed
>> came up, guess it was too old. Since I harvest the entire plant I don't
>> think they are perennial, maybe someone else has had more experience
>> with them.--Sage
>> EarthNSky wrote:
>>> Lynn Wigglesworth wrote:
>>>> I've got flats of Ailsa Craig and Walla Walla onions and Leeks started.
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