FIRST MACHE OF THE SEASON
A couple of days ago, I harvested the first Mache of the season. Seeds were planted last October in one of my low plastic tunnels. The plants grew slowly over the winter; much of it in the dark because the tunnel was completely covered in snow. Two weeks ago, on a rare sunny and mild day, I removed the snow on the south side of the tunnel so that the sun could warm up the soil. This week, conditions were right for harvesting. I love the texture and taste of Mache and especially love the fact that I have something green to eat from my own garden at this time of year.
WORDS OF WISDOM:
“Nature speaks freely to the individual, but seldom harangues a crowd”
Charles C. Abbott – Naturalist (from “Days out of Doors”)
All the best,