I’ve got about 40 cucumber plants in the first row, with weed blocking fabric to save me lots of time. [ Continue Reading at I.T. Farmer’s Blog’s new home: http://itfarmersblog.com?p=2630 ]
Things have been pretty busy on the farm, but there is one truth that is self evident: The shelves in the greenhouse are covered in a healthy green mass of plants yearning for the sun. All of the hard work invested in constructing this gem of a building, starting with diging the foundation by hand all the way through attaching the clear panels with help from Nate, is paying off once again. The planning is detailed, the outcome is not always assured, but with a little faith, lots of help, and some good dirt, it’s all working out ….. [ Continue Reading at I.T. Farmers new home: http://itfarmersblog.com?p=2620 ]
I often struggle to document all of the detail I see with my eyes. I have a pretty good camera, but I can’t always get this amazing device to show the world what I’m looking at. Every once in a while I get lucky enough with some tricks my nephew taught me to get the focus just right. The trick is to … [ Continue Reading at http://www.itfarmersblog.com/?p=2608 ]
The greenhouse is full, and not just to it’s intended maximum capacity; There are plants on the floor, and plants on new shelves. I’ve so crowded this clear shed with seedlings that I intend to redesign it’s shelving system to hold at least twice as many plants by next year.
The thousand or so seedlings which have emerged from the soil are starting to relieve the stress of knowning whether they will germinate or not. Each year as this miracle is underway, I find myself stressed just a bit while the trays sit empty and the seeds work their magic under the soil. Once they poke through the top, I can monitor them, and properly care for them, and that stress turns to accomplishment. Very few seedlings that emerge from the soil [ Continue Reading at http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2597 ]
With the help of my new planting cells, I’ve managed to plant more cool weather crops and in greater quantities than last year… and it really shows ! My plants this year are nearly three weeks ahead. The difference is pretty clear when … [ Continue Reading at http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2580 ]