Its time to plant Austrian Winter Peas. These are amazing they survive all winter here! Makes an excellent salad green, tastes like snow or snap peas! High in protein and nitrogen fixer! And they are good forage for animals my ducks and chickens love them!
If you plant now they will grow quickly until it gets reall cold, then they go kinda dormant but flush in the spring and get huge! Makes good green manure/ cover crop.
Fall is my favorite time to garden, weather is cool and hardly any weeds
Sorry i dont think i explained this clearly. Most people grow these for the greens, they won’t make seed until late next spring and they are a field pea that is usually dried like beans. I dont think the actual peas are very good in a sweet pea sort of way. Mostly cooked from dry in pea soup. But the greens are excellent!
It is a great fresh salad green and cover crop that builds the soil and adds nitrogen. Its nice to have something green growing in the winter as well.
1-2 pounds per 1000 square feet gives a good stand that will choke out weeds in the spring.
Let me know if you want the seed for sure its only like $2 a pound.
Microgreens are so easy and make a very tasty and healty salad.
I dont get up to the space as much as I use to but would love to chat if you want sometime here. so I can show you what I use for equipment and techniques.
I have also been dabbling in mushroom cultivation i just got 2 -5 gallon buckets loaded today. Will be posting in my mushroom artical the updates
I would love to see your set up and discuss stragies. Ive been wanting to try my hand at growing mushrooms also but Im trying to maintain my focus on “the garden” this year to make sure Ive got those processes down. Im trying to settle on what crops make the most sense to grow.
We have a small brew system too but havent opened that can of worms yet.
Would you have any availability this next Thursday?
once my teenager was complaining about not having privacy with his phone and said “Grandma would never have listened to your phone conversations” and I burst out laughing. He couldn’t understand the significance of a corded phone in the kitchen (with two younger brothers) and every call was expensive long distance!