Saturday, January 18, 2014

Trying something new!!

After reading Plant, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, I decided I wanted to try something new -- a winter garden.  

They say that winter gardens (known as spring gardens in the rest of the US - but here in Texas they start in January!) are actually easier than spring/summer gardens, because you don't have to deal with the heat.

We'll find out!

Today, I purchased 40 asparagus crowns, 25 onions, 5 lettuce plants and an artichoke.  I'm not optimistic, but we'll see what happens!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Free cilantro

I absolutely love cilantro!  I have tried to grow it in the past, but it always seems to bolt pretty quickly in the heat.

So imagine my surprise when I walked out to plan where I wanted to put my asparagus bed, and I found a huge patch of cilantro!  I know I had planted some seeds last year maybe?  Or was it two years ago?  I did have a plant come up, but nothing amazing. 

Now I'm wondering if i spilled the seed packet or something, because this is an whoooole lot of cilantro!  Yum!

Unfortunately, I really love cilantro in salsa, and tomatoes this time of year are gross.  I do have a cilantro lime salad dressing that I think I'll try it with!
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