Category Archives: brassica rapa

hungry critters

Despite a great deal of fencing, covers, barriers, etc. critters are eating me out of pretty much EVERYTHING! Having worked to further seal the mean garden, they got at my container grown tomatoes last night and did a number on … Continue reading

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garden hustle plus

Suddenly we’re having 40+ degree nights – even though our last official frost date is May 19 – and daytime temps are pushing 80! Its chili making time, cooking beans in the solar oven to free up the kitchen stove.  … Continue reading

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2017 spring update

raining now and more on the way. They keep talking about the La Nina coming with heat and drought, but until it does, we’ll enjoy all this rain In the greenhouse the peas have started to sprout, the potatoes also.  … Continue reading

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2017 gardening season begins

  got these cool cloches at Gardeners Supply.  Much more convenient than row covers.  Don’t know how cold they protect to, we’ve barely gotten into the 20’s this winter.  On the left, it is covering some chard plants that are … Continue reading

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opened the hive

Have 7 well formed comb, like these two. all showing capped syrup, some pollen, and am pretty sure there is some brood here too.  There is a seventh comb about half this size and the bees were just lining up … Continue reading

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gathering

  found this bee gathering pollen among the brassica flowers – know they like the stuff, so let my broccoli flower.  Do know its one of my bees as a few minutes later saw it flying into the hive with … Continue reading

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seedling status

Can honestly say, think my seedlings in the greenhouse are doing the best ever!  The curtains I hung on the north side obviously helped moderate temperatures.  On the south side, hung some frost blanket which is acting as sun shade … Continue reading

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