Think gardening only happens a few months out of the year? Think again! We (and by “we,” I mean my husband) planted seeds starting at the beginning of January. That timing means that we had, at most, two months without garden-related activities (assuming you don’t count eating garden produce). We now have little seedlings sprouting and growing under the grow lights in our kitchen. These include the usual cool weather crops, such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower, as well as spinach and onions.
In addition to providing moral support, I contributed by reading part of a book on bio-intensive gardening. Ecology Action developed this high-yield, environmentally sound method, and it sounds pretty cool. Consistent with last year, I wish that the garden could be in our backyard — that would increase my excitement level considerably. Some day, right?