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Thursday, February 5, 2015
The snow is up to the windows but I've already had my hands in soil. I started three varieties of leeks; King Richard for summer, Pandora for late summer and Bandit for fall and wintering over. I have also planted parsley and scallions. I figured out a great way to grow scallions. I plant one to two dozen seeds in each compartment of a 6-cell flat, put the flat in a plastic bag to keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate and then just let them grow in the flat for about 8 weeks when I transplant the cells to the garden. I don't separate the individual plants just plop the whole cell in the ground. For the restaurant I do this about every three of four weeks and when they want a bunch of scallions I just pull a whole bunch, wash them, cut off some of the root and put a rubber band around them. It amazes me how many years it took me to become this clever.