The Backyard

The Backyard

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Getting Ready

It's a little early, but the Spring fever is setting in already and the light set-up got a dusting and readying up. The first plants to get started will be the early vegetables: broccoli, brussel sprouts, and maybe cauliflower. Haven't decided for sure on the Cauli because we don't eat a lot of that (well, Rick does, but I don't) and its not a good keeper unless you freeze it. I'm attempting to get away from using up freezer space this year so I'm saving the space for the food that's best frozen - broccoli is one of them. Spring is around the corner!


Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo!! There is hope for the end of the winter with the first plantings of seeds.... when are you going to start the broco? Those do freeze well. Like you, this year I want to be better sorted as to what is best withstanding being frozen, what can be in the "cool dark place", what can be canned well, etc. So much to think about!

Chili said...

I'll start the broccoli about Feb 15. I found it really tolerates frost well, and by April 1 the heaviest of frosts are gone so it should be fine.