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Posted Sunday, February 5, 2012, at 2:02 PM

4 types Chinese Cabbage Weeks worth at a time
The way the days are flying past me, I don't want to get this post out on Thursday so.... we meet around 7:00 PM+- at the New Century Restaurant on Madison Street on the East (slightly Southeast) side of beautiful Shelbyville, TN.

These mild days have to be firing-up the blood of any gardener, so if you feel something strange, you might be one of us. Of course, check with a doctor if it REALLY feels strange.

My Chinese cabbage planted just a few days ago are up and growing. Michili was the winner by showing two days after planting. For some reason Michili does not sound Chinese so someone should correct me if it is not, but all my resources keep referring to it with other Chinese cabbage, so...

I only have eight Jiffy pots because I am planting a week's worth at a time. The lighter Jiffy pots at the bottom were slightly watered before I decided not to plant that many. Once planted, it is good to keep the peat moss dark (moist) but not soggy.

The peat pots to the far right have not been watered and are about as thick as two poker chips. The blue you see is a platic lid from a sushi tray I used to keep the pots covered until the seedlings popped up. The tray comes with a full cover, but since I had not planted the whole tray, I wanted localized control.

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I was there last year. Just too much going on, was traveling and Deb did not want to weed everything I planted.

Thus the "middle earth" garden. For a full season, I did nothing to the garden and nature took over, but surprisingly a number of my veggies "naturalized" and we had stuff from the garden anyway.

STILL getting stuff with this warm winter.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 7:41 PM

I have been procrastinating this year. My enthusiasm just does not seem to want to fire up. I need a couple of real nice warm sunny day I guess.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Wed, Feb 8, 2012, at 5:40 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.