SSE Gulley’s Favorite (60 days)
SSE Red Romaine (70 days)
SSE Forelleschluss (55 days)
SSE Flame (60 days)
SSE Bronze Arrowhead (40-50 days)
SSE Amish Deer Tongue (x2) (45-55 days)
Territorial Flashy Trout (x2) (Bought Pelleted by accident and unclear why I don’t do this more) (55 days)
SSE Green Oak Leaf (50 days)
Trying these under an LED light.
SSE Collard Greens “Old Timey Blue” (60-80 days)
F-M Collard Greens “Georgia Southern”
F-M Kale “Dwarf Blue Curled”
SSE Kale “Dwarf Blue Scotch”
SSE Kale “Scarley:
SSE Kale “Lacinato” (62 days from transplant)
SSE Kale “Delaway”
Territorial Kale “Red Ursa”
SSE Arugula (tomorrow)
Nice to have a project on compost going and have the NYT publish a magazine feature on urban compost.
There was an article in the print version yesterday about a student project to cap deep sea wells that I’m not finding right now.
Got back from vacation and the garden had cooked the lettuce into giant flowers. May be too hot, but I’m going to try and start summer plants with the hopes I can harvest in October.
SSE: Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry
SSE: Plum Lemon
SSE: Gold Rush Currant
All of the left over basil seeds.
SFL: The SFL has been a great success although I’m worried its life in the neighborhood is winding down. When we went to bed, there were 8+ books, including a battered but readable copy of Angle of Repose. When we woke up, there was this:
A neighbor around the corner uses their tree for political (moral?) messages. Love this one.
And the current status of my community garden plot. Chard! Hooray Chard!
Greensgrow West opened yesterday and I brought the wagon over to load up. (Kara was playing in the suburbs and Colin wasn’t home yet…thankfully middle aged men with red wagons don’t merit a second glance in West Philly).
Right: mix of Collards, Russian Kale, and Lacinato Kale.
Center: green and red mustard greens and all the lettuce start they had.
Yellow and red rows alternating. We’ll see.
Colin would like to thank Sergio Aguero for inspiring his haircut.
One of the many great things about Philadelphia is the Fairmount recycling center. KC and I went there yesterday — she filled the six buckets with compost on her own — after stopping at the only good bagel place in Philadelphia.
Here’s the link to the analysis of the compost we picked up. I could spend weeks reading and decoding this with students.