Monthly Archives: March 2019

Next Crop Starts – Brassicas

The early brassica crop of cabbage, broccoli, pak Choi, and Napa Cabbage have been seeded. These can take a little chill so once they’re strong enough, they’ll transplanted directly into beds outdoors.

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Yes!! No!!!

Some one thinks this is absolutely Wonderful and someone else thinks this is Horrible. Guess who thinks what.

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Seed Starting Rack

After a few years of experimenting a slightly different design was chosen. Most often the grow light fixtures are suspended on chains which lower or raise the lights as needed. After a few crushing slips, a different approach was needed. After the basic rack was constructed, the lights were placed Read On..

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“Spa” Visit

Now that the snow inside the fence has mostly melted Wonder Dog Gus finds Spa treatments wherever he can. Problem is that when he’s relaxing obeying simple requests like “Get up” will be completely ignored until further notice.

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Steadily Getting Stronger

All of the first seeding of tomatoes and peppers are doing fine and getting stronger everyday. In a few more weeks it’ll be time to pot them and eventually moving out to the greenhouse for finishing. The second seeding of back up plants is just starting to germinate (started two Read On..

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Little Green Things

After just a week, most of the first seeding of Tomatoes have popped out of the soil. Sitting on the soil warmer helps to get these hot Summer vegetables off to a start. Now to keep them close to the lights so they don’t get leggy before heading outside later Read On..

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Tomatoes and Peppers

A friend asked what tomatoes and peppers were started. Here’s the list: Tomatoes (days to harvest from transplants)       Cherry/ small Super Sweet 100 (65) Juliet (60) Yellow Pear (78) Red Pear (70) Gold Nugget (55) Golden Jubilee (72) Blush (70) Indigo Blue (75)  Italian Ice (65) Maglia Rosa Read On..

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The Season Begins

Seeded tomatoes and peppers today – indoors of course! Several varieties of both cherry and full sized tomatoes along with four varieties of sweet peppers. A second seeding will take place a week after these germinate.

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So It Begins (Hold Breathe)

It seems like it’s been a long time coming, but the Spring Melt-Off has started. Soon it’ll be the Mud Season until all the melt off soaks into the ground.

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Bantam Cochin Projects Part IV

The final project focus will be with Birchen that have Blue rather than black body color. These are called Silver Blue and Lemon Blue. Here are the adult patterns.

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