It’s around this time of year that I typically decide winter can go away now. However recognizing that there is no chance of that happening any time soon, I have resorted to my usual February coping mechanism…I ordered my vegetable seeds yesterday.
I’ve made some changes this year: for instance I have added more heritage varieties (hard to pass up with names like Drunken Woman, Chicken Claw, Sweet Cholocate, and Yukoslavian Finger Fruit). I’ve ordered some purple carrots for the first time, and I’m experimenting with some different types of potatoes too (has anyone ever grown Irish Cobblers?). I’ve also decided to try growing corn. Typically corn doesn’t do well here, but I’m going to plant a couple of short rows on the south side of my greenhouse, in hopes that the reflecting sun will create a bit of a micro-climate. Some people have tried growing corn inside their greenhouses, with not much success. That’s because corn needs wind to pollinate. For that same reason, you need more than just one row of corn. Anyway, we’ll give the Binger method a shot and see what happens.