Category Archives: greenhouse

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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plant before frost date

Officially, our last frost date is May 15th.  But the weather channel says we can expect our last frost date this year sometime between March 15th and April 15th.  Unfortunately, will be out of town this weekend.  will have to … Continue reading

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time keeps slipping

  was surprised to see not just strawberry flowers, but strawberries forming already!  February 10, 2017.  AND did get some spinach seeds yesterday and put a few into dirt in the greenhouse.

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getting started

Finally, got the greenhouse cleaned up, pretty much got all the covers up, and got seeds stuck into dirt. Grow bags on the north wall, far right with seedling potatoes, middle and left bags waiting.  Later in the afternoon, planted … Continue reading

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better late than never

  Am finally hanging those sheets and drapes to cut the light into the greenhouse.  They will also offer some dead air space to help even out the temperatures in there.  Could feel the difference as these were going up … Continue reading

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planting the garden

Still having cool nights.  Some of my roma tomatoes didn’t make it, there a few that are questionable.  bought some seedlings at the hardware store (we don’t have a nursery any more in town) to replace those that died, and … 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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