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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rain + Seedlings in 6-packs

Yesterday on NPR they said the storm that is on us right now is the biggest storm to hit Cali in 10 years; it's gonna rain for a week. Rainfall totals at 11am fri/sat/sun at the Goleta Fire Station have been 0.28", 1.56", and 3.52" so a little over 5 inches thus far. I planted a bunch of seeds in the ground at Sara's plot, my plot, and Keely and Eliza's before the rain, and also started some on my patio, some greens in big pots and some veggies in 6-packs: purple peacock broccoli, a more normal broccoli and cauliflower, sorrel, sacred basil, korean mint. All but the herbs are up, and it isn't quite the season for them, but they are from Wild Garden Seed and they are supposed to be cold tolerant, so I'm hopeful that they do come up.


purple peacock, and guess what, the stems are purple...
sorrel
The avos are from R/S/L, the hummingbird sage is from Sara. This pic was supposed to show rain, not sure how you do that with a simple digital camera...

Updates:
another 2.24", 0.39", 1.04", 0.09" by 11am monday/tues/wed/thurs, so 0.28 + 1.56 + 3.52 + 2.24 + 0.39 +1.04 + 0.09 = 9.12"

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