Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Greener" Greenhouse.......











Second greenhouse blog.... I will make an effort to post once weekly to show 'green progress'. Pictures this week of onions, asian greens, herbs and Ben going over last years seed plantings. These seed planting records are required for our certification and are also required BY ME as just good business policy. It is essential to keep track year by year. What worked, what didn't. How much planted and when, date in field etc, etc. We have alot of tomatoes up, cabbage, peppers, lettuce seeded as well. It is certainly NOT late by any means to seed any of these crops. We strive to be early. We also love what we do, so working with the seeds and seedlings is a labour of love completely and a wonderful way to say goodbye to winter. Alot of these early crops can handle cooler temps once established (onions, greens) and a lot will be transplanted in one of our other greenhouses for early spring crops. Others of course are field bound, but all early asian greens and lettuces will be covered (keeps lettuce a few degrees warmer, sizes up heads faster and also deters flea beetles that love to ransack early asian greens!!) Peppers love heat, so unless you have lots of warmth, no rush to seed peppers. We germinate peppers on top of our greenhouse furnace often! So things are running smoothly so far....