I came across the elementsintime growing challenge the other day. Rules are pretty simple – if you’ve got a garden, commit to growing something new in it this year and then write about it once a week. Seems like a cool way to connect with other people who are growing stuff.
I have a bunch of new seeds. The Podchef Neal Foley at the Gastrocast podcast started a seed trial of sorts with Seeds From Italy. Another great thing. Plant some seeds that the Podchef has selected and give them a shot and follow how others are doing in different parts of the country.
Celeriac was one of the seeds included in the set. It seemed like a great one to use for the Growing Challenge. I started the seeds over a month ago, but the celeriac is included in my seed start set that just isn’t doing too well. I’m pretty sure I was not diligent enough with the light and the soil seems a bit funky now and even has some white mildew. Bummer. I still have other seed starts going, but the celeriac is probably out. It needs to have a good head start.
So, for the Growing Challenge, I think I will use another of the Podchef’s seeds – this time beets. I’ve never grown them and I am learning to love them. Especially the delicious green tops. The other seeds I think I’ll use for the Growing Challenge will be arugula also from the Podchef’s seeds. I’ll also use a variety of pea that I’ve never grown, carouby de maussanne.
All in all, pretty cool. Stinky about the celeriac (and my other seed starts that aren’t going to make it including a lovely heirloom tomato) but at least I have a few others to include.