Links for your reading in case it does rain more this week. We are very glad to see Saturday’s forecast turning sunny.
First, for the do-it-yourselfers: 13 Greenhouse Plans (or at least links to same), and (slightly less seasonally appropriate than when I bookmarked it) how to make holiday rope lighting into a DIY heat mat for seed-starting.
To remind us and get the bad news out of the way, here is a good summary of the basil downy mildew situation. It seems like giving the plants plenty of air space is the best way to go, and containers may be a good way to do this.
Article about how much imperfect produce we throw away. Eat the ugly carrot!
The Smithsonian’s Burpee catalog collection. Back to 1873!
And finally, Nebraska Wedding, a “found” poem based on words from the Seed Savers Exchange catalog.