|Jessica and Alex picking ramps on Mother's Day, 2014, accompanied by Scylla|
|Fiddleheads earlier this past weekend beginning to unfurl|
But greens are a difference story. As long as you grow open pollinated lettuces, mustards and kales and allow them to flower they will drop their seed. After a winter under the snow, when conditions are favourable, they will germinate. Despite, or perhaps because of, the various weather scenarios they experience - everything from late frosts and snow to temperatures in the 30C's and full sun they grow hardy and well adapted to their very local environment. I then transplant these seedlings into beds refreshened with compost and manure.
|Earlier this weekend weeding the bed of lettuces and spinach seeded last fall|
|A close-up of the bed with lettuces on the left, spinach on the right|
|Another greens bed. The lettuce on the top germinated from seed that overwintered from lettuce plants left to go to seed and the seedlings on the bottom were sown a week ago from seed saved and stored inside all winter.|
|Fall planted spring onions|
|The rhubarb patch|