The Weekly Digs #3

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We spent the last week in Florida on vacation for a family reunion for Cameron’s family! After all our planned activities were done, I had to get over to a “you pick” farm! Oranges are in season in February so we were able to pick a few different kinds, temple and pineapple oranges.

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The oranges were so sweet and delicious. It's like most other fruits and vegetables, tastes a million times better locally. It’s unfortunate that shippability has won out over flavor at the grocery store. I guess that’s why I love to shop from the backyard so much! :)

The soil around these trees seemed like 80% sand. I have no idea how they were growing in that!

The soil around these trees seemed like 80% sand. I have no idea how they were growing in that!

Cameron and his Brother. They always have their pocket knives handy.

Cameron and his Brother. They always have their pocket knives handy.

Yesterday as soon as we got home I started some more seeds. I always do my lettuce, spinach, and kale in soil blocks because it makes them so easy to transplant.

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Seeds I started in Mini Blocks:

  • Bloomsdale Spinach

  • Winter Gem Lettuce

  • Little Gem Lettuce

  • Arugula

  • Blue Curly Kale

  • Dazzling Blue Kale

Oh and I’m happy to report the self watering trays I bought for seed starting worked great! My friends who watched the chickens said they didn’t need to water them until the day before we returned home. Six days without needing to be watered that is pretty awesome.