It has been awfully quiet in the wintergreens blog world recently. First, because I was sick and then because I was busy catching up on everything I put off while being sick.
Last week I helped with the planting of a school garden. Over the course of a day a few hundred kids trooping in and out of the garden to plant lettuce, spinach and tatsoi. In the picture rows or greens are marked with string and the tatsoi beds are hidden under row cover. I was chuffed that the greens planted followed the same pattern as the greens I primarily study: a lettuce, a spinach and a brassica. The kids remembered eating lettuce and spinach in previous years, but not tatsoi. The day was fun, but rather exhausting. I forgot what it was like to work with kids. I also forgot to put on sunscreen.