Sunday, April 11, 2010

BUSY BUSY BUSY Weekly Challenge Update

Sharon's Independence Days Challenge Year 3, week 13
1. Plant something: Peas, Beans, Bok Choy, Radishes, carrots,
2. Harvest something: Pea sprouts; Radish Sprouts

3. Preserve something: Bottled some Red Onion infused Vinegar; Bottled some Fennel Infused Vinegar

4. Reduce Waste (recycle, reuse, reduce, repair or compost something): Used the pickling juice from Pickled Red Onions and Fennel as Infused Vinegar; pizza boxes as weed block; Rescued two kids chairs from dumpster and reused as planters
5. Preparation and Storage: Got my kiddie pool planting beds ready
6. Build Community Food Systems: Nothing. What is it with these groups? I offer free seeds and I know they all have gardens and no one returns my calls/emails. I am starting to get a complex! Try the sustainable Burien meeting on Sunday.
7. Eat the Food (cook or eat something new): Clover top tea, thistle tea, lemon grass tea (I didn’t harvest these, but plan to plant clover as a cover crop and forage thistle for tea and wanted to see If I would like it; Pea and radish sprouts on a sandwich, “Infused” Vinegar and sprouts on a salad;

One Small Change- Well hell I failed on Wednesday- I bought a salad at Trader Joe’s, came in a plastic clamshell, had a plastic condiment container of corn salsa in it. I had been at the doctors and didn’t eat breakfast as I was having blood work done, was hungry, late for work and my blood sugar was getting low. So I panicked and bought a chicken bbq salad. Panicking is what I do in low blood sugar situations.
I did however save the clam shell for starting plants, and used the condiment container on a seed cup. I know however, that planning is crucial for days like this.

Garden Challenge Extreme Evangelist Edition- I have been trying to give seeds away to some groups that I know have gardens. But they don’t return my calls/emails. So I will try again at this Sunday’s Sustainable Burien meeting. It’s a shame- nice non- g.m.o. seeds. I got the kiddie pool gardens ready for planting, And I got some good news to share in tomorrow's post!

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