Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring has us Growing

I have my work cut out for me.  I need to plant some more seeds - there's space in the greenhouse!  Ha!  Seriously.. I do need to get tomatoes, eggplant, peppers seeded indoors if I plan to have those crops this year.  Our warm weather season is very short so we have to make use of indoor planting to have excellent success with some of those warm season crops.

These are the seeds that were planted on February 24.  They include
broccoli, cauliflower, marigolds and Swiss chard.

The marigolds are fully hardened off.  I can plant them outside
whenever I get a chance.

Either I better get busy fully hardening off the broccoli, or I'm going
to have transplant them again!  They're getting leggy.

Two flats of peas were planted on March 23.  They're showing signs of life.
I planted (72) Oregon Sugar Pod II Peas and (72) Super Sugar Snap Peas.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hardening Off the Brassicas

March 15... Today is the day we can begin to transplant and plant cool weather crops in the garden.  Considering we had mid-March snowfall on March 13, I think my seedlings are going to be hardened off in the portable greenhouse for a week or two.  I may even hold off planting peas a day or so, as well.  Today, the brassicas are hanging out in the greenhouse for the first time.  I'll let them begin to harden off about one hour.  I'll need to pot up the marigolds soon, as well.

Portable Greenhouse
March 13 Snowfall
3 Week Old Seedlings Broccoli Waltham 29
3 Week Old Seedlings Cauliflower Early Snowball
3 Week Old Seedlings Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant
3 Week Old Seedlings Marigold Tiger's Eye

Friday, March 2, 2012

Giant Broccoli

Hey look! We have giant broccoli! Almost as big as me (if I were a LEGO minifigure).

OK.  Truth be told.  My husband caught me snapping a picture of my baby broccoli plants and he suggested I make the photo a lot more interesting by adding a LEGO minifigure.  For some reason, he didn't think a photo of teeny, tiny broccoli plants would be very interesting.  I guess you have to be a gardener to get excited about baby plants.  I'm excited that all 24 of my brocolli seeds sprouted.  We're off to a good start.
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