The Troy-Bilt Horse walking rototiller is back in action for the first day of tilling in the field. I prepped a 50'x50' section for snap peas. The Horse is noisy and uses a fair (though not unreasonable) share of gas, but it's also a very handy machine for larger areas (in fact, … [Read more...] about Horse back in action…
Archives for March 2007
It's around 8:30 in the morning and I'm about to uncover the early lettuce. Floating row cover is a very lightweight spunbonded polyester, light enough not to crush seedlings when laid down directly on top. It lets in water and sunlight, and also retains heat, to differing … [Read more...] about Floating row cover!
True leaves are starting to appear in the first trays of eggplant and peppers (that's Dusky, and Vittoria behind, both eggplant). It's around 20 days from seeding. Rapid growth is on the way! … [Read more...] about True leaves
My box of back issues finally arrived. Reading through it may cause my head to explode (so many things to try, so little time :), but I'll take the chance! This is the entire collection, seven years worth, of a fantastic market gardeners' monthly newsletter called Growing for … [Read more...] about Fill your head!!
Five weeks after seeding in plugsheets under lights, around 180 little lettuces are in the ground. Especially without a hardening off stage, they'll have a bit of struggle in the greenhouse-hot days and subzero nights ahead, but that's the gamble for extra early harvest. Luckily, … [Read more...] about Lettuce transplanted