Warm days and Irrigation pipes

Who knew Evan was an irrigation expert? He put together all our irrigation before transplanting crops to be ready for this season’s third harvest, sometime in June. The second house is being planted up and hopefully we’ll have plastic on the third this week!

The garlic we planted last fall is coming up but no onions yet, I hope they made it through the winter…they were an experiment to see if they would overwinter here, like they do on the west coast. Time will tell. Unfortunately, the garlic won’t be for sale this year, I’m using it for seed for next year, but only a limited amount of it will be sold, as again, I will be using most of it for seed. By year three, I should have lots for sale! I’ll try some though and let you know how it is ūüėČ

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Evan doing irrigation things

 

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Finishing touches

 

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I’m obsessed with rock picking.

 

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20130420-191334.jpgKeeping the plants warm

 

20130420-191323.jpgGarlic shoots!

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First seeds in the ground!

Its been a busy week so far…I tried to hide from the weather on Monday, so spent it doing errands and paperwork.¬†Yesterday¬†we prepped the beds and got the row cover set up in the coldframes, and today we planted spinach, radish, chard, arugula, carrots, and beets! The row cover should, in theory, give the plants twice the frost protection. It is almost 30 degrees inside the coldframes on a sunny day, like today; but at night it drops down almost as cold inside as outside. Hopefully the soil will absorb that heat during the day, and as it is radiated up at night, the damp row cover should trap it, keeping things above freezing underneath! Here’s hoping, anyway.

Inside the Coldframe

Inside the Coldframe

Also, yesterday I peaked at the tomatoes we seeded in trays and saw the first seedling popping its head out of the peat!

Here’s a shot of Mia…yesterday was exhausting for her too.¬†A few breaks¬†from greenhouse work were 20 minute walks with lots of ball throwing…good for both of us I think!

Pooped Puppy

Pooped Puppy