Well I messed up. The leggy seedlings definitely needed to be outside, but they certainly didn't need to be in the way too hot greenhouse. Those are some damaged seedlings. Problem is- it's actually kinda warm out now. Warm and sunny. So in the greenhouse bench it wasn't warm- it was hot! Luckily the raised … Continue reading Seedling rescue
It was dry today, and it will be dry tomorrow. Then a bit more rain- then dry for a while. It's the first good break in the weather so I'm taking advantage of it. The first step is mowing everything I can get my mower on. Under the greenhouse was a priority, but the most … Continue reading Part one of new raised bed adventures
So I just straight up lost my patience yesterday. It's been long enough for the seedlings in the greenhouse to have sprouted by now- and the one Swiss chard seedling that sprouted has died. Nope! Time for some direct sowing! I will still need to start seedlings to replace the spinach that grows in two … Continue reading Spinach ahoy!
So today was gloomy as usual- though a little warmer, almost 70 in the early afternoon. It's heat more than sun that ripens tomatoes- so even with the gloom as long as the temperature continues to stay warm-ish, the new growth and a more cautious watering schedule means that I might get more than these … Continue reading Captain’s log: August 24th 2018
This one is actual not sarcastic like my fairly obvious tomato pro-tip. When I started my seeds in their little biodegradable pots I used seed starter soil (totally optional- I just like it) and watered it on the work table from my watering can. Well that made a huge mess. The water just sort went … Continue reading Seedling care pro-tip