This small bag should be enough to grow lots of out-of-hand snacking this autumn
I got a little bit of legume love in the mail this week: Peanuts!
The envelope was sorely needed, too: dirty, green thoughts on a cold and snowy day. Winter still holds us in her sharp teeth, though daily, that sun gets stronger. Birdsong is more varied, and loud. And I heard and saw my first migrating cranes yesterday.
These greenhouses really do bump your zone numbers up by 1-1/2 or 2, depending on the season. (Seriously: go check out that link to find out what you are. I\’m 6b here.) So last spring I realized I needed a radical rethink on the types of crops grown in the HOThouses they become during the summer. I thought: well, heck. My model is a bit further south than a Michigan summer.
Yes, I am thinking Georgia/South Carolina/Tennessee/Alabama/Louisiana: an 8a/8b. Someplace hot and steamy! SO this summer season\’s crops include peanuts, sweet potatoes, okra and tomatillos…all joining the tomatoes, eggplant and peppers that grew so spectacularly well under that greenhouse plastic last year. So here’s part of my order of Tennessee Valencia peanuts from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. I can’t wait.