I have been overly excited about Spring and find myself talking about it all the time. It is driving my husband crazy since he is ALL about winter time. His other love (besides me and his children) is snowboarding....oh and I guess photography too. But come winter time, he is in love with that board of his. So every time I talk about spring, he puts on his sad face. Poor guy! As he is tries to ignore the signs of Spring, we still will be ordering our seeds for the farm this coming week. I am really excited and I think he is secretly excited!
We are buying our seeds through Abundant Life Seed Company because they are local and they have mostly organic seeds. At our farm we are required to grow only organic seeds because the land we are growing on has been certified organic by the Oregon Tilth. Anything that we can't find through Abundant Life, we will be getting at Naomi's Organic Farm Supply (which is an amazing store). Today I just wanted to share with you all the different types of seeds we are growing this year at the farm.
Beans- (4 different varieties)
Cucumber- (3 different varieties)
Lettuce- (3 different varieties)
Peas-(2 different varieties)
Peppers- (1 sweet variety, 2 hot varieties)
Potatoes- (3 different varieties)
Spinach- (2 different varieties)
Summer Squash/Zucchini- (2 different varieties)
Swiss Chard- Rainbow
Tomato- (7 different varieties)
Winter Squash- Acorn
Basil (2 different varieties)
We already have garlic and strawberries in the ground and growing! I can't wait to get my hands dirty and all the seeds planted.
What are you growing this year?
|Tomato sprout from last season!|
MONDAY: Vegetable stir fry with brown rice
TUESDAY- Whole wheat spaghetti with homemade tomato/veggie sauce and steamed broccoli
WEDNESDAY- Egg salad sandwiches and Warm Red Quinoa Salad
THURSDAY- Fish tacos* and homemade Spanish rice *recipes coming up next week
FRIDAY- Spring Asparagus & Broccoli Soup and Baked Lemon-Herb Salmon
SATURDAY- A family dinner in celebration of my son's 3rd BIRTHDAY! Homemade pizzas and a big fresh green salad!
SUNDAY- Baked potatoes and leftover soup (for hubby and son).
Work party/dinner for mama!
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Happy growing & cooking,
“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle…a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.” – Barbara Winkler