Sunday, February 26, 2012
I brought out the seed packets that I had been storing in the crisper of my refrigerator. Dave distributed seed catalogs. Susan took notes as we described projects.
In the middle of March, we will meet at the Kilbourn Organic Greenhouse to start our tomato and pepper seedlings. Meanwhile, a few of us agreed to start broccoli and cabbage at home, hoping for better results with these crops this year if we start our brassicas indoors early.
This afternoon, I laid out 48 fiber pots of De Cicco Broccoli and Copenhagen Market Cabbage, arranging them on windowsills in my condo. I poked holes a quarter-inch deep in potting soil that was still chilled from being out on the back deck. I then dropped in the tiny seeds, listening to Kate Bush singing about snow, thinking about winter and spring.
and on my pillow
and bits of twisted branches
and frozen garden