Looks pretty good from here, the bottom end of the field is well-prepped and partially seeded, but the weather is COLD. As forecast, this time, the cold snap arrived Sunday, and we're now treated to daytime temperatures around 5°C (40°F) or lower, and, after the incredibly warm … [Read more...] about Nice…and cold!
Archives for April 2008
The first peas suddenly popped. A bit of welcome action in the field, amidst all the dryness and slow germination. These are Sugar Ann snap peas, edible pod. There's 1000', double rows, 3-4" row spacing. They're coming up well in stretches, but a lot haven't yet appeared. Well, … [Read more...] about Peas appear
This is the not-good look of torn metal, not something you want to see on gear that's both fairly essential to the tasks at hand, and ALWAYS expensive to repair. Right in the middle of some very satisfying tilling on Thursday, I heard a mild, unalarming scraping-squeaking sound … [Read more...] about Big rototiller breakdown
The first official rain of the gardening season happened overnight, an unimpressive 3mm or so. I suppose I shouldn't sneer at ANY rain... Still, it's hardly enough to do anything but help along the pigweed. On the positive side, it's a start! … [Read more...] about First rain (just a little)
Many things are going on at once, and one of them is potting up seedlings and moving them out to the greenhouse. Already, onions, leek, parsley, lettuce, and the first trays of cauliflower and broccoli are out there, all of them hardy enough to take whatever cold comes along. … [Read more...] about Potting up