Seeds for the New Year

I’m embarking on a new project. I’m going to try to grow lettuce and other leaf crops inside to give us some salad greens. We haven’t set up our plant light yet, but today I planted lettuce and Swiss Chard and hopefully everything will be ready by the time they germinate. If it works, I hope to plant successive crops to keep the supply going. It’s all very new to me so we’ll see how it goes. This is not a very exciting photo, but I hope to be able to share pictures of a little indoor garden in a few weeks!

While we were in Halifax Seed we were turned on to sprouting, which is something I’ve heard about but never tried. We now have two bottles, one of broccoli and one of wheat berries, hidden away under the counter, quietly sprouting away (I hope).

We have a lot of frozen vegetables in the freezer from the summer, and we haven’t really touched them yet as we’ve still been able to get local produce. And also, I admit, in all the business of the season we’ve more than once ended up at the grocery store buying imported produce. But this, along with some pretty unhealthy eating, must now change! We will now rely on what we can get from the market and, when we find things lacking, dip into the freezer. It will be interesting to see how long it takes us to work our way through our store, and what we wish we had more of. Having a bit of fresh lettuce and sprouts of various kinds will be a welcome addition.

And besides that, it seems like the perfect thing to be setting up on New Years Eve; planting the seeds of new beginnings and imagining what will come of them! Happy New Year!


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