We are changing here at the Osbornes. Working towards a healthier diet. It may be a journey.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Notes from the Greenhouse - Week of 2/28/2010
This week in the Greenhouse
I dug out more of the bottom of the composter and spread it on Raised Bed1 and Raised Bed 2.
I'm enjoying my little bibb lettuce starts. I planted out one in raised bed 1 and covered it with a milk jug with the bottom cut off. Makes a little greenhouse for it. Not sure that I should plant the others out yet. Just playing. I'll save the milk jugs and the lid and use them to pick blackberries into late in the summer. They make a nice scoup with a handle.
Ordered a package of Napolian Sweet Pepper seeds from seed saver.org. Haven't received them yet. When I get them, I'll start them in the greenhouse. I'm actually pretty excited about it. I didn't like the peppers I planted last year.
My snap peas will go in RB2. Also my bush beans. Need to get my snap peas started. Last year I started them in the greenhouse. Can I put them outside? We've been getting 50-60 degree days and rain, but no severe nights in sight.
Will I ever be eating argula? Patience. It's fun to watch, but I want to eat it.
Bought a flat leaf parsley and rosemary plant at the nursery. Yes I know, but I couldn't resist.
Planted my spinach seeds directly in the ground in RB1. Seems to early, but we haven't had a frost for a while and the ground drains well there. May have been a mistake. We'll see.
Weather report is mild this week with some possible rain a few days. The greenhouse is maintaining 60 or 70 during the day and high 30s at night.
No sign of the beef steak tomatoes yet, but the volunteers are going great gun. Pace yourselves guys, you've got a long ways to go.
I'm researching pressure canners. I don't have one and I want to do some more canning this summer.