Saturday, January 29, 2011
Greenhouse in January 2011
This is what it looks like outside right now. I am walking toward the greenhouse.
Do you remember the Egyptian Onions? ~ Here is how they look today! A little depressed, but still very much alive:
Here is a view inside the greenhouse from the door:
I've half uncovered the bed so you can see what's under the floating row cover:
Here is some mache (corn salad).
The little "bunching onions." I still don't know what a bunching onion is, but anyway, here they are and you can see plenty of happy chickweed growing amongst them:
One kind of kale:
And another kind of kale:
Now, look at the Swiss Chard. You can see it has been discouraged by severe cold weather we've had lately, but it is still strong and keeps producing, and it will into the coming Spring and Summer. When the hotter weather comes (and it will!) I will cut off any attempts of the Swiss Chard plants to "bolt" or go to seed, and will still have lovely chard for months to come:
See what's happening with the leaf lettuce? It is considerably more tender than the other plants, but hanging on and still trying to produce:
And here are the green onions. Messy! But still quite usable. I like them in so many ways... soups, stir-fries, omelets, in salads:
It is 34 F outside, and look how nice and warm it is in the greenhouse because the sun is shining today:
Here is what I picked. I will juice these pretties with some carrots and an apple. Oh, heaven!
A few days late, but I linked this up with Simple Lives Thursdays!