Tuesday, February 28, 2012
What's Growing on at the end of February
The sun is shining and spring is just around the corner! Well, almost.....we are supposed to get a wintery mix tomorrow.
There are some seedlings growing in the basement.
These are the first soil blocks that I planted.
I am finding that there is a learning curve to growing in the soil blocks. I am sure I will master it sooner or later.
I did a little experiment and sowed the same seeds in these soil blocks as I did in the containers below.
As you can see, the containers are doing much better then the blocks right now.
The carrots that I planted in the big container in the basement.
They are coming along nicely. I had to re-sow some of them because I ripped the seedlings out when I removed the burlap. This time I put little pieces of cardboard over the seed mats instead of the burlap.
This is the Left Cold Frame.
The Kale and Collards are really taking off. There is a celery plant in the back and it made it through the winter. This should give us some early celery.
This is the Right Cold Frame.
The Kale in the back is doing well and the rest of this Tatsoi will be harvested on Friday after the weather calms down. There are also a couple of celery plants in here too. I think that I am going to remove the cold frame tops this Saturday. There are aphids in the left cold frame and I need to get them under control.
The over-wintered spinach is doing well.
I have been harvesting a little here and there. I will probably throw some more seeds in this bed soon. That is the only way I can get spinach to grow. Just throw a bunch of seeds on the ground and forget about them!
The Music garlic is peaking through the straw at the other end of the bed where the spinach is planted. It's not easy to see in this picture though.
The balance of the garlic is Silverskin and is planted in another bed which is heavily protected from the squirrels. This variety is growing much faster.
That's what's growing on around here! What's growing on around your place???