Tomatoes Day 8

  Always a few surprises in my tomato germination projects.  Last year I tried germinating lots of seeds together, per Epic Tomatoes, and it was not good for me–or my tomatoes.  I lost lots of seedlings;  they just didn’t thrive

Tomatoes Day 8

  Always a few surprises in my tomato germination projects.  Last year I tried germinating lots of seeds together, per Epic Tomatoes, and it was not good for me–or my tomatoes.  I lost lots of seedlings;  they just didn’t thrive

Tomato Germination Update

Tomatoes started indoors, with bottom heat are germinating more quickly than the ones outside.  Tuesday morning germination report: Sioux (2), Stupice (4), Compari (6), Tommy Toe (1), Amos Coli (0), Green Zebra (6), Siletz (0). Lights are now kept on

Tomato Germination Update

Tomatoes started indoors, with bottom heat are germinating more quickly than the ones outside.  Tuesday morning germination report: Sioux (2), Stupice (4), Compari (6), Tommy Toe (1), Amos Coli (0), Green Zebra (6), Siletz (0). Lights are now kept on

Tomato List #1

Planted indoors under lights:  I use a compact 2-shelf system with T-4 lights from Gardener’s Supply (Vermont).  http://www.greenstategardener.com/compact-2-tier-garden-starter-grow-light-kit/  Amos Coli–Baker Creek Green Zebra–Siskiyous Seeds. Germination on day 6. Compari–Belford (home grown). Germination on day 6. Tommy Toe (cherry)– Baker Creek

Tomato List #1

Planted indoors under lights:  I use a compact 2-shelf system with T-4 lights from Gardener’s Supply (Vermont).  http://www.greenstategardener.com/compact-2-tier-garden-starter-grow-light-kit/  Amos Coli–Baker Creek Green Zebra–Siskiyous Seeds. Germination on day 6. Compari–Belford (home grown). Germination on day 6. Tommy Toe (cherry)– Baker Creek

Tomato Diaries

After returning from Sante Fe, NY (Rocky Mountain Seed Summit) I was ready to plant tomato seeds.  On *Willa Koerner’s birthday (3/8) I finally got the seeds in.  On Tuesday I cleaned and sterilized the six pack using 4 five

Tomato Diaries

After returning from Sante Fe, NY (Rocky Mountain Seed Summit) I was ready to plant tomato seeds.  On *Willa Koerner’s birthday (3/8) I finally got the seeds in.  On Tuesday I cleaned and sterilized the six pack using 4 five

Purple Sweet Potato Muffins

Kids love muffins!  Every Thursday around 8AM I deliver a dozen muffins to my friend and neighbor Tracie, who runs a day care with her daughter.  The children range in age from infant through Pre-K age, and the older ones

Purple Sweet Potato Muffins

Kids love muffins!  Every Thursday around 8AM I deliver a dozen muffins to my friend and neighbor Tracie, who runs a day care with her daughter.  The children range in age from infant through Pre-K age, and the older ones

100% Spelt Sourdough Recipe

Whole Spelt Sourdough Bread – 2 loaves (adapted from Josey Baker Bread, Chronicle 2014) Preferment 12 grams sourdough starter (about 1 tablespoon) 120 g water (60 degrees) 120 g whole-spelt flour Dough: 720 g water (80 degrees) 960 g whole-spelt flour

100% Spelt Sourdough Recipe

Whole Spelt Sourdough Bread – 2 loaves (adapted from Josey Baker Bread, Chronicle 2014) Preferment 12 grams sourdough starter (about 1 tablespoon) 120 g water (60 degrees) 120 g whole-spelt flour Dough: 720 g water (80 degrees) 960 g whole-spelt flour

Spelt, Grain of the Future

Spelt (Triticum spelta. L) “Spelt is the better cereal–warm, rich in nutrition and milder than other grains.  It builds a strong body and healthy blood, and makes the human spirit warm and happy.” Hildegard of Bingen. Einkorn, emmer and spelt are

Spelt, Grain of the Future

Spelt (Triticum spelta. L) “Spelt is the better cereal–warm, rich in nutrition and milder than other grains.  It builds a strong body and healthy blood, and makes the human spirit warm and happy.” Hildegard of Bingen. Einkorn, emmer and spelt are