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February 27, 2014

After a brief but refreshing stretch of almost “spring” weather, a couple of 20 degree nights are sweeping down upon north Georgia again. This is actually not bad timing all things considered; the garden beds are almost fully prepped for the season and the only “new” plantings out there right now are a few dozen young shallot seedlings.

The early spring seed starts have long since sprouted and have been moved out of the hot box to make room for tomato and pepper starts. These should be well hardened off by now having spent the the better part of the last two weeks in this makeshift cold frame:

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But 20 degrees is too much for these semi hardy little plants, even on the sun warmed patio bricks, so Mrs. Cohutt’s sunroom once again offers temporary refuge.

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Since the garden has been at its dead low point on activity worth documenting of late, I’m just going to fill the rest of this post with baby pictures- my baby lettuces, kales, cabbages and chards.

Lettuces, "Forellenschluss" or "Speckled Trout" and "Amish Deer Tongue"

Lettuces, “Forellenschluss” or “Speckled Trout” and “Amish Deer Tongue”

Kale, "Red Russian"

Kale, “Red Russian”

Broccoli, "Purple Peacock"

Broccoli, “Purple Peacock”

Chard, "5 Color Silverbeet"

Chard, “5 Color Silverbeet”

Broccoli, "Purple Peacock" behind Kohlrabi, "Early White Vienna" and Chinese Cabbage,  "Michihili"

Broccoli, “Purple Peacock” behind Kohlrabi, “Early White Vienna” and Chinese Cabbage, “Michihili”

Lettuce, "Forellenschluss" or "Speckled Trout"

Lettuce, “Forellenschluss” or “Speckled Trout”

Lettuce, "Bronze Arrowhead"

Lettuce, “Bronze Arrowhead”

Lettuce, "Reine des Glaces"

Lettuce, “Reine des Glaces”

Lettuce, "Amish Deer Tongue"

Lettuce, “Amish Deer Tongue”

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Brent Eamer permalink
    February 27, 2014 2:03 pm

    Bruce, that’s alot of greens, do you give most away?. I get myself in trouble every year growing fifty or so heads of Romaine, twenty tomato plants and I just get crazy, since I have no idea what the germination rates will be. I mean, you can under plant, but then you cant get your time back, ergo I over plant

    • February 27, 2014 2:10 pm

      Same here. Also, I’m on a charity garden tour in a couple months and want to have some pretty stuff growing at a time when summer stuff is barely out if the ground. Oh yeah and thinning the greens a bit when they are still small is always tasty…..

  2. Brent Eamer permalink
    February 27, 2014 2:52 pm

    I was giving away Pennsylvania Crooked next squash two years ago, they were about 15lbs. Nice Butternut like consistency but waaaay larger

  3. February 27, 2014 4:14 pm

    Just dreamy! What are the handsome trays with the dividers? They looks so, so….. trim & tidy or something. Are the seedlings easy to get out of these handsome trays?

    • February 27, 2014 4:19 pm

      “Speedling” trays from groworganic.com. they float too

  4. February 27, 2014 5:51 pm

    Great start you’ve made there. Not at that stage yet here in Ireland. I’ve grown that Spotted Trout lettuce previously…looks lovely and tastes good too.

    • February 27, 2014 6:25 pm

      I’ve tried all sorts and these 4 are still my favorites, beautiful in the ground as well.

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