Locavore’s Lament Solved!
My Seed Planting Schedule
Yikes! It is March and my pantry and freezer are developing bare spots. As a child who grew up with two nearby family farms, I have been a locavore since way before that word was invented. But, here mid-winter, my homegrown is now limited to kale, leeks, shallots, homemade pickles, and the last, hoarded bags of my own frozen tomatoes. (click here for a very quick video on how to freeze tomatoes --There I am with short hair in my old kitchen!)
Although locavore purists will pout, at this time of year I am very thankful for “fresh food from away.” I crave vitamin-packed citrus (oranges, grapefruit, lemons), crunchy, organic sweet peppers, and buttery avocados-- all in season out there somewhere warm.
But, hey you purists, stop pointing fingers! I am already buying seeds to plant in my garden in March for this season’s homegrown treats.
Here’s what I have and when I’ll plant in March:
Sugar Pod snow peas and Chinese Rose Winter radishes
Detroit Dark Red Beets; Watermelon radishes; Easter egg radishes; Ruby Streaks mustard; Trieste bulb fennel.
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Hungry yet? Get your seeds and get ready! Follow along next month, I’ll give you a heads up about seeds you can plant in April. Soon it’ll be time for homegrown and home-again. Yay!