Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Greenhouse Progress March 18th........






3rd posting showing greenhouse progress. Lots more green! Today Ben and I seeded our celery while Ben's mom seeded our leek crop. All the while thunder rumbling in the background to the south...have lots of pictures, so I'll break it up into two quick blogs for this week. Top to bottom with pictures... first is cabbage seedlings! Funny how we still have bins and bins of actual cabbage in storage and now we are seeding again! Next is onion seedlings. Ben and I have now moved them out of the warm part of the greenhouse. Onions like it cool. Soon it will be time for a first haircut! The black riding on top the onions is of course just the seed shell....next down is more onions. They have really grown since the last blog!! Then a picture of our vacuum seeder. I am doing celery with this contraption. There is information regarding how this puppy works in the mother site under 'greenhouses'. Celery is difficult to seed, as it is very small. Seed is inexpensive so often more than one seed goes into each cell. Wait until they grow, then the extra can be moved out and transplanted or simply composted. Last, but certainly not least is Sophie, my mother in law seeding the leeks! Same process as with the onoins. We are growing the same amount as last year, but we will be hilling them this year in the field, meaning the white shaft should be a lot longer this time......