Monday, April 22, 2013

Harvest Monday - April 22, 2013

My very first asparagus!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Planted last year, Mary Washington. I was thinking it is not survived the winter, it was so dry and almost not covered with soil/mulch.

And my regular everyday greens!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Daffodils at last

My daffodils are up!

We are living in a north side of the hills so they are late.

 Japanese pieris in bloom.

 Baby spinach
Green peas- the fist one, started inside in February, look not very healthy, but still the first.
 The first guy in the block, Niagara grapes.
 Another strawberry bed , just covered with black mulch. And tulips in the middle.
 The tomatoes in the greenhouse, mulched with shredded leaves and junipers.
 Cuces - the first one.
 Greens - kohlrabi, red mustard and napa cabbage.
 Another green bed
 First asparagus Mary Washington, planted last year.
 Red currant - my love

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mid April garden update

Warm days, cold nights, my greenhouse thermometer shows only +2C minimum.
But we are not afraid of cold anymore!

Strawberries are good on the black top.

 Garlic - green and tall.
 More garlic,  kohlrabi and baby kale.
Overwintered boc choi.
 Overwintered blue kale
 Radish bed, big leaves but no radishes yet.
 Baby asian greens.
 Celery, may be it is too cold for them.
 Inside the greehhouse. Left - peppers and cucumbers (not germinated yet), right tomatoes and flowers and trays.
 Even +2C (+35.5 F) does not make my peppers feel sad.
 Cucumber - experiment started inside at 1/1/2013. The cuce is 1-1/2 inches now.
 Peppers row.
 Tomatoes - may be too narrow, 1-2 feet space between.
 I planted them almost horizontally, adding some bone meal to the hole.
 Those first tomatoes were planted 3 days ago and now they are standing almost up.
 Baby basil - cute!
 Spinach - can't wait to eat.
 Baby lemon balm - cute too.

Zinnias and teddy sunflowers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I did it ...before the rain! or greenhouse day 4

I did it!
There should be rainy and much cooler days and I wanted the finish my greenhouse, at least I can work inside.
And there were a lot of green waiting for transplalting before the rains - like those winter -sowed tat soy.

 There is a door frame.
 I add a bout 1 inch space between the walls and door frame for extra insulation.
 And celery and fennel are waiting for me.
 Lettuces and mustard.
 I also added string support to reduce wind flapping.
 Meanwhile red currant grows such nice shots!
Green peas are coming!

So back to the door! I had some old laminate floor panels, I cut it to 6 equal triangles.

The frame is ready, I covered the screws with duck tape

 The last minute before the next chore - I added door hinges and  - the door is (almost) ready.

I need the door knob, insulation,  upper and lower parts and may be more later, but I am ready to work  inside tomorrow when the rain will start!

Can you believe I never did something like this! This is my first project such big (and a garden fence too)

For the greenhouse project I used the ideas from

Thank you!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Harvest Monday - April 8, 2013

 My harvest today (and I believe it will be my everyday spring harvest now!) was-
tatsoy, garlic greens, mustard, komatzuna, some lettuces, radishes leaves and thinned turnips (on the right).
The tatsoy looks like a green rose!

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