It’s spring, and the first sprouts of the year have made an appearance! No, not outdoors, where the snow is still melting. Indoors, where I started them last week with lots of (artificial) light and warmth. Not quite fully emerged, this … Continue reading
About a week late, but I got the seeds started for my tomatoes, peppers, and tomatillos! This year’s tomato varieties are: Amish paste, Mountain Fresh, Bellstart, Tommy Toe (cherry), and Yellow Pear (cherry). We also have Aji Cristal chili peppers, … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago I realized that I had somehow mixed up two flats of seedlings. Lesson learned: label seedling flats clearly and directly in a manner than cannot be mixed up when you adjust things. So here you see … Continue reading
Last year’s attempt at growing corn was an abysmal failure. I maintain that birds were lying in wait as I planted each kernel, and the second the door slammed and I went inside, they were out shoving their beaks into … Continue reading
I can’t wait to get these guys in the ground! These are Amish paste tomatoes that I started from seed, an heirloom that will be great for paste and sauce, as the name suggests.
Earlier this month I assembled two cold frames from a pair of old windows, some scrap wood, and straw bales. They’re not pretty and I didn’t document the process, but the result is happy heat-loving plants! Here are the bell … Continue reading