Strawberries

Got our strawberries planted, going from 2 plants last year to 7 this year.   Also we’ve transplanted the strawberries last year to a new planter – this year we’re doing sub irrigation planters.  This is a great resource if you want to build your own buckets.   What you need is a drill, 2 buckets per planter, white pvc tubing, plastic or a lid for top, potting mix, dolomite (garden lime),  perlite and we add some tomato-tone for a fertilizer.  Why don’t you make one? :)

PS.  We will eventually be making the buckets white.

 

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Transplanting

We decided to transplant the broccoli and cauliflower today.

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So here they are transplanted.  What are the black bottles? They’re for the green house, they’re filled up with water and add moisture/heat to the green house when covered. :)

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Actually they add alot of heat.  This was the thermometer when we opened the green house up today…too hot.

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Growing some herbs as well in between the broccoli/cauliflower to combat pests and add additional bushage.

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These are my strawberries from last year, there is already new growth on them.

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Tomatoes were transplanted to new cups inside today too.  They will be moved to the roof in April.

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Garden – almost Spring!

We built a cold frame/mini green house this weekend.  We will begin transplanting the broccoli and cauliflower next weekend, we just have to figure out how to not shock them.  This will be our first cold frame, very exciting.  Here’s to  many hopeful broccoli dishes!

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Xanadu tested it out before it went live. :)

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Broccoli/Cauliflower/Pumpkins ready to go (the ones to the sides and back).

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Today we filled the planters up with some manure and peat moss to really give them nutrients.  Last year we were looking for manure in July and it was impossible to find, but this year we got it early.  I know it smells, but it’s also semi enjoyable and reminds me of home (I mean that in a nice way, it’s good memories).

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We’re going to have both of these planters, many additional SIP containers (self irrigating) and other pots to grow berries, herbs.  So we’re going to expand alot this year.  So exciting!

 

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Garden – almost Spring!

We built a cold frame/mini green house this weekend.  We will begin transplanting the broccoli and cauliflower next weekend, we just have to figure out how to not shock them.  This will be our first cold frame, very exciting.  Here’s to  many hopeful broccoli dishes!

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Xanadu tested it out before it went live. :)

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Broccoli/Cauliflower/Pumpkins ready to go (the ones to the sides and back).

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Today we filled the planters up with some manure and peat moss to really give them nutrients.  Last year we were looking for manure in July and it was impossible to find, but this year we got it early.  I know it smells, but it’s also semi enjoyable and reminds me of home (I mean that in a nice way, it’s good memories).

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We’re going to have both of these planters, many additional SIP containers (self irrigating) and other pots to grow berries, herbs.  So we’re going to expand alot this year.  So exciting!

 

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