Cylindra Beets looking perky
Bizzy and I took a walk over to Marra Farm* this afternoon and I took a peak inside their hoop house. It was really warm and humid in there and their fava beans were two feet tall! I am dreaming of greenhouses…
*Marra Farm is super awesome and we’re lucky to have it so close by — it’s one of only two historic farms still growing food within the city of Seattle. There are community garden plots for individuals run by the city’s P-Patch program, large plots farmed by the Mien Community; a section for the elementary school; a great huge plot run by Solid Ground’s Lettuce Link program, to supply food banks; and then a section for Seattle Youth Garden Works, which gets underprivileged teens involved in gardening.
Thankfully, I did not sacrifice all of my cold frame plastic to the pizza oven mud mixing. The lettuce bed is now safe from the chill!
Today we took advantage of the good weather to do some clean up, plant the native bulbs & bare root plants that we got at the flower show (camas, trillium, allium, shooting star, corydalis), and to transplant the thimbleberries to the alley side of the shed.
The cat sitting in the cold frame is Jasper, the neighbor’s cat, who pretends our yard is his.