Lettuce, under a hoop-supported layer of medium weight row cover in the unheated greenhouse, is crisp, colorful, and fresh as daisies. This lettuce mix was planted in October, and some of it cut once in December, and now it's waiting out the winter. Outside low so far: not bad, … [Read more...] about Won’t give in to the cold
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The earliest ever tomatoes experiment begins... Parts of the plan include a proven super-early variety, multiple seedling start dates, and the unheated greenhouse! … [Read more...] about Seedlings in January!
[From 29 Apr 2016] Everyone loves the greenhouse! The warmth, the wind break...crops, weeds, all plants love it in here. Now it seems flea beetles have acquired the taste as well. For whatever reason, the FBs usually stayed out of the (much smaller) little greenhouse, but here in … [Read more...] about In the greenhouse: bok choi vs flea beetle
[From 20 Apr 2016] The low-riding late afternoon sun shines through lettuce leaves, creating quite the vivid show of color. (This is also great light for revealing carpets of the tiniest emerging weeds that are otherwise easy to overlook or conveniently ignore—seeing so clearly … [Read more...] about The light on the lettuce
Adding a pinch (5g) of fairly pricey Rushmore (a beautifully deep-red oakleaf) to a batch of salad mix. This is the basic all-lettuce summer blend: seven varieties, selected mainly for color (greens to reds), texture (flat to frilly), and to some degree, seed cost (the price … [Read more...] about Making salad mix