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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What to plant now

According to Year-Round Edibles, here are some things that can be planted now; in a cold frame, cloche, or under row cover (how I started my lettuce last year). Once the ground reaches 45*, lettuce can be put in straight up. So, we have:

Lettuce and other greens

Fava beans and peas (esp. snow peas)

Beets! These are my favorite variety, called chioggia. They look like candy! Beets especially need some cover at this time in the season, but they can still grow. Good luck!


  1. We just tried fava beans for the first time last year and fell in love! I was always skeeved out to try them (Silence of the Lambs, anyone?) but I'm so glad I did. A bit of work, but yum. Those beets are gorgeous. Still haven't developed a love for them, yet, but find myself admiring them for their beauty anyway.

    On a side note...I was just cruising Foodgawker and found an amazing sounding pasta dish you might enjoy..you can find it here http://ohsheglows.com/2011/03/07/olive-oil-pasta-with-walnuts-lentils-and-red-peppers/

  2. J. says the exact same thing! I've gotten them from CSA boxes before, but didn't really know that you're supposed to shell them twice. I'll do better with them next time! :) Oh, and try beets with goat cheese and walnuts(as part of a salad). So good!

    Also, that dish looks lovely! I will have to try it. :)