Not to rub it in to those who could not attend, but it was a very pleasant 4 hours spent in Spring Hill this past Saturday. I did not think I would be able to squeak free, but a scheduling change made it possible.
Since I did not plant to attend, I did not bring any seeds to swap or homemade food to share, but that did not seem to matter. There was plenty for everyone. Way too much to eat but I refrained from everything but baked Jerusalem artichoke. I had eaten it raw but never gotten around to cooking it, so it was a delight to finally try it.
I know it sounds like a well known ice cream shop but I also came back with 31 "flavors", varieties of seeds. Most were flowers that I always wanted to try, but never broke down and bought, while some were seeds I had every intention of buying this year. Cinnamon, Lemon, Purple & Thai basil, spaghetti squash, two heirloom tomatoes, elephant garlic, mixed fennel, asparagus, iceberg lettuce and English pea.
I have this all correct because of an Excel spreadsheet shared by Linda Harpe of Beech Grove. Linda also gave a presentation on winter sowing in plastic jugs. Apparently she does a lot of research since she was able to share a lot of information from other areas as well. Thanks Linda.
This has made the "green thumb" itch incessantly. I am not sure that I can wait until our first Weed'em and Reap meeting this March 1st. By the way, we have a change in meeting places. John Teague and the UT Extension Service have been kind enough to let us use their meeting room. More about that later.