Friday, March 12, 2010

What I would direct seed this weekend (If it wasn't raining)...

These are the plants I would direct seed right now...

Snow peas
Cress ( I actually planted some a couple of days ago...the birds ate the seeds, then I planted more yesterday)
Broccoli Raab
Swiss chard

Some of these things I would not plant until a bit later if the weather wasn't so warm.  I really want to have some stuff to sell the first week of market so I want to be on top of things.  I believe we should have radishes and hopefully some lettuce for sure.  Plus I am playing around with the idea of making some toys to sell.  Baked goods are just too big of a pain to label and package and what not.  John will head up to his parents sometime this week to plant these things up there.  The lettuce we started inside looks great...the broccoli raab is very leggy since we did not get lights on it quick enough.  We started our fish peppers and tomatoes with a heat mat.  I am very stressed about getting these seeds started soon enough.  Today I am going to try and sit down with a calender and plan out the rest of my plantings...(something I should have done in January!!!)

Home made dishwashing detergent follow up...

Just wanted to let you know I used the dishwashing soap yesterday and it worked fine.  Now we have a portable dishwasher so I am not entirely sure if this is ok for it.  I am going to do a little research...even though it seems a lot of people use this without any problems.  I just filled one compartment with half Borax and half washing soda. 

Update:  I forgot to mention I that I spoke about baking soda in the last post but I used washing soda.  I read you could use both so I chose washing soda since...well since it has washing in the title!  Also you can read here about making your own detergent.  It seems many people have had mixed results depending on their dishwasher.  Please check it out :)