Welcome to the growing season of
Things have changed around here
in just the past few weeks. All the land
around our plant has been sold to a
group who wants to build either
commercial units, or possibly a casino.
All the land has been cleared, and they
are starting to fill. I hope we aren't
flooded out in the first big rain. Plus,
some of my planting boxes are on their
property, so hopefully they won't do any
surveying and fencing and force me to
This year looks to be interesting,
with some new seeds and another try at
some old favorites.
I had pretty good luck with my hops
last year, with Cascade and Chinook
yielding enough for a batch of beer.
This year, with the rhizomes better
established, I hope to get Centennial
and Glacier as well.
And hot peppers: as usual, I will be
growing way too many hot peppers. I
smoked some last year, which I have been
using for sauces and soups, and I hope
to do more this year. My basement is
full of hanging dried pepper plants.