Vegetable of the Week

by Leslie Cox; Wednesday; January 27, 2021

New Vegetable ID added: Lettuce ‘Prizehead’

Check out the info on ‘Prizehead’ lettuce…an heirloom variety dating back to the mid-1700s. Good variety for early spring sowing with an excellent, mildly sweet flavour in salads and sandwiches. Sow some seeds in mid- to late August for fall picking up until a hard frost.

To find out more about ‘Prizehead’ lettuce and how to grow them, click here. Or you can look it up in Fruit & Vegetable Garden in the drop-down box under In the Garden on the menu bar.

Teaser Tuesday

by Leslie Cox; Tuesday; January 19, 2021

We’ll be eating homegrown lettuce pretty soon!
These are ‘Prizehead’ seedlings growing under lights in my laundry room.

Garden Tip of the Week

by Leslie Cox; Monday; January 18, 2021

If there is no snow on the ground and the ground is not frozen, it is a good time to pull weeds.

With many of the bulbs, re-seeding annuals and herbaceous perennials still in winter hibernation, any weeds you may have in your garden will be sticking out like a sore thumb right now.

Regular walks around the garden will reward you not only with fresh signs of new growth appearing but will also expose those opportunistic pesky bad weeds who always like to gain the upper hand on the good plants by showing up early. Just make sure you are pulling an actual weed and not a self-seeded desirable perennial.

Foto Friday

by Leslie Cox; Friday; January 15, 2021

Clumps of Cyclamen coum in front of a taller clump of Epimedium rubrum.

Quote of the Week

by Leslie Cox; Sunday; January 17, 2021

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a
comfortable living from a small piece of land.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Herb garden & birdbath

 

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