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First tomatoes of the season

9 Jul

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The tomatoes with a bit of fresh basil (above) and the same tomatoes still on the vine.

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Garden Style

30 Jun

Apparently my garden attire is quite stylish.

Dressed to kill. Weeds

Dressed to kill. Weeds

Too Cold Overnight

26 Jun

The overnight temperatures are too cold for steady growth. Soil temperature is a better measure but overnight temps are a good substitute.

Notice the low overnight temperatures

Notice the low overnight temperatures

 

Weekend Projects

23 Jun

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No room left for Solarium family plants in the hoop house, so I’m raising them in pots this year

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The Zinnias and the Dahlias are just coming on.

Growing a Greener World show suggestions!

20 Jun

Growing a Greener World asked for show suggestions: here are mine.

A show devoted to soil tilth concentrating on soil structure from mycelium featuring Professor Paul Stamets.

If that’s too technical how about a show on orchid production and home made orchid labs, a.k.a, home tissue culture labs.

My third and final show request is an episode on biochar. Mike McGrath of You Bet Your Garden hates it. Why do I love it?

Opening the HoopHouse Sidewalls

19 Jun

Here is a demonstration of opening the sidewalls of the hoophouse.

Garlic Harvest

17 Jun

The garlic began dying back and the soil was evenly watered from drip irrigation. Leaving it in too long would rot the stems.

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