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Happy New Year’s Eve!
Whether 2022 rocked for you or not, may 2023 be better.
Now onto the alphabet lesson.
R is for rows.
We’re starting off the new year with lots of rows of little plants.
The new tunnel is fully planted now and within a few weeks the brown dirt will be in the minority while the green leaves are the majority.
Rows and rows of lettuce, scallions, beets, peas, cilantro, and I-can’t-identify-because-they’re-too-little-and-there-are-no-tags plants.
If you’re ever trying to put in a straight row of plants, put a stick at each end and run a string between them. Plant along the string.
Boom. Straight line of plants.
I tend to operate on an ‘ehh, good enough’ level in my own garden. But if you like being able to walk between your plants, sticks and string can be helpful.
Matt doesn’t get to use sticks and string when he’s laying down plastic.
And yet his lines are amazingly straight, because, skills.
Every now and then there’ll be a weave in the line.
And I wouldn’t be a kind, loving niece if I didn’t point it out (bottom left corner).
But considering I had to go back to 2015 to find a crooked line, I’d say Matt’s line skills are pretty top-notch.
So R is also for, uh… straight lines.
Oh, and we got a door on the herb tunnel. I told you we would.
Now the lavender, rosemary, and oregano are really warm and cozy.
(R is also for door)
Some seasonal inspiration:
Broccoli and sweet potato frittata
Sweet potato parmesan gratin
Cream cheese carrot cake bars
It is a green vegetable time of year. R is for green.
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