That's great! It gives me an idea. Planted some lettuce and collards a few days ago to go into a south facing window box later. I wonder if one pea plant will get peas? Does it need another plant to keep it company?jal_ut wrote:Re the pot: I went out and found my seed box where I keep seeds that didn't get planted yet, and searched through it. What? No radish seed? Oh well, I planted 4 pea seeds and 7 or 8 spinach seeds. We will see........
Always nice to see a snowpack like that here in the Southwest. I don't really know the drainage patterns all that well, but I'm hoping the spring thaw will send some of that meltwater down this way!jal_ut wrote:
Those humps are the patio tables.
This 115 year old house is considered "energy efficient" by the local utility company. We had the walls and floor insulated - they weren't - and insulation moved in above the ceiling. All but one window was replaced and exterior siding was installed. More could be done. I'd really like to replace doors, inside and out.imafan26 wrote:It is 57 degrees right now. Not a minus like some of you have, but my winter clothes is an umbrella, jacket and sweats and my house is designed to leak so the only heat comes from my heating pad. I am feeling very cold right now.
applestar wrote:Wow thats a bummer, gumbo.
Another fun fact --Balsamorhiza sagittata Oregon Sunflower, Arrowleaf balsamroot PFAF Plant Database
https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinNa ... +sagittata
Edible Parts: Leaves; Root; Seed; Stem.
Edible Uses: Coffee.
Root - raw or cooked[46, 61, 106, 161, 257]. The root has a thick crown that is edible raw. Roots have a sweet taste when cooked[2, 183].
…the Flathead Indians would bake them in a fire pit for at least 3 days. The roots are resinous and woody with a taste like balsam.
…Young shoots - raw or cooked[161, 257]. Added to salads or used as a potherb.
…When eaten in large quantities they act like sleeping pills to cause sleepiness.
A highly prized source of food. It can be roasted, ground into a powder and used with cereals when making bread[183, 257]. The raw seed can also be ground into a powder then formed into cakes and eaten without cooking. The seed is rich in oil. Oil. The seed was a prized source of oil for many native North Americans. The roasted root is a coffee substitute[177, 183].
The large hairy leaves are used as an insulation in shoes to keep the feet warm.