This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

another amazing greenhouse

I walked through the heated greenhouse at Mass Hort, Elm Bank, in Wellesley MA. They're getting ready for spring. Trays and trays of plugs are growing. Onions, broccoli, and lots of flowers.
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They have two greenhouses. The small heated one and a large unheated one. Later they will transplant the plugs into larger pots, raise them to transplant size in the large greenhouse, then plant out to their garden.

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They also have some full size tomato, watermelon, and marigold seedlings ready. I don't know what they will do with those. They'll need a larger heated or protected spot soon.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

finally some things are ready to prick out... things are growing slow because of cold temperatures and no sun...I potted up seedlings of 2 varieties of lettuce 2 varieties of spinach and 2 varieties of calendula into 2 inch pots... my leeks are also ready but ran out of time...other seedlings are not ready yet.....we are still having horrid weather in the north west... rain and wind all day today...rain predicted for the next week so no chance of being outside...

March 24, 2017 8:40 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Your NW weather does not sound much different from us here in the NE. We had rain, snow, and various mixes today. Still a fair amount of snow on gardens that don't face directly south. Giant piles in parking lots.

Our forecast for next week is nice in that it will be above freezing at the lowest night temp. I can eave my winter tunnel open. But mostly it will be wet so I won't be out doing much either. I do plant to sneak out in a dry break and plant my peas.

March 25, 2017 10:01 PM


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