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.
Monday, April 10, 2017
I'm so busy with my gardens, new bees, my dogs, and updating our vegetable calendar app that I'm having no time to post! It's been a week. I have some great photos from the past week that I'll try to add this week.
Today these little seedlings are out getting some sun on the patio. The sun is so bright that I'll give them a couple hours of it and then move them to an area with less sun.
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Speaking of apps, I just bought the flower app and there are only a few weeks of data. How do I get weeks beyond April?
the seedlings look wonderful...can't wait to see your next photos...do you go from the cell packs directly into the garden or do you move them up into a little larger pot first?...
On the Flower and herb app, to get beyond the current week, use the arrows at the bottom or click on the calendar icon at the bottom. If this doesn't work for you please let me know. We really want to know if the app doesn't work right on different devices and for different people. Thanks for asking.
What I do with the seedlings next depends on when they can get transplanted to the garden. Everything you see on the table is hardy and will go out to the garden next without being transplanted to a bigger pot. They are all cool weather crops. They're in fairly big pots, except the lettuce. They can go out in about a week after they are hardened off and I get the beds ready. Tomorrow I will be opening my compost bins, digging compost out, and bringing it to the garden. I'll turn it under and then these plants can go in.
I have tomato, peppers, eggplants, and some other warm weather plants inside that are outgrowing their small cells. I'll transplant them in the next day or two to 3 or 4 inch pots.
How are the bees doing?
Flowers aren't out yet, what do they do for food?
I love this time in the year when things are growing again, and opening up the compost bins is always exciting! Good luck with your new bees
finally a dry day... I got 2 varieties of lettuce planted into the garden that have been in my cold frame...holding off on the rest as we are going to have another week of rain and wind starting tonight...but need space in the cold frame to harden off my sweet peas (flowers)...spent the whole day cleaning one of my perennial borders all 56 feet of it...top dressing with compost and alfalfa meal, green sand and rock phosphate.... felt so good to be outside... was able to transplant lots of flower volunteers...life is good..... northwest organic gardener
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