The first tray of tomatoes is coming along nicely: Juliet (the fine saladette hybrid in the pic) and Striped German (a beautiful, big, bi-color heirloom), as unlike each other as can be, both in my top five all-around tomato picks of the last couple of years. I started this set … [Read more...] about Juliet’s a fine tomato!
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Day Two of lettuce under siege. The enterprising field mice were back overnight, munching down another half dozen seedlings (by the angled bite where the stems were severed I'm pretty sure it's mice). I stuck in white markers yesterday to mark the spots, so it would be easy to … [Read more...] about Lettuce, peanut butter and mice
Where have all the lettuce gone? Nine little Two Stars seedlings vanished overnight with only stubs of stem to mark their place. This is a new one for early lettuce in the hoophouse, nothing similar happened in the past. It's probably field mice (actually, voles), particularly … [Read more...] about Vanishing lettuce
For some reason, I have 250 grams each of Ramrod and Summer Isle bunching onion seed from two years ago. Onion seed is supposed to be good for only a year or two, I'm too anti-waste (and curious) to just toss it, and I don't want to find out if it's viable when it's in the field … [Read more...] about Germination test
It looks a lot different than it did yesterday! This overnight dusting of snow didn't stick around for long (the ground's still warm enough to melt it off), but the zero days and way-below-freezing nights for the next week or so, and nearly as cold temperatures forecast well … [Read more...] about Ah, the weather