Saturday, April 21, 2012

Growing in the greenhouse

Over the past couple of weeks we have been doing a lot of seeding in the greenhouse. Everything is growing really well so we have also been doing a lot of up potting. Up potting is simple moving the seedling into a 4 inch pot. Therefore giving them more growing room. This year we also are growing some flowers which is a new venture for us. We have not gone too wild on the flower front just a few variates.
Its been so hot in the greenhouse (35+) that we have been spending over an hour a day watering. This is mainly due to the fact that we water everything by hand. Why do we water by hand?? Well there is a watering system in the greenhouse but they run fertilizer through the line and we just use plain old tap water.

Of course we are still planting but not at a large scale just when we want to top things up here and there
Broccoli. Our first planting was big enough to go into 4inch pots

Basil and Oregano about a week ago. They four times bigger now

Lupins sprouting up they will be ready to uppot soon

Zinnia's

Coreopsis

nasturtiums (started in the dark)

nasturtiums with there leaves opening


It is nice to grow something new and watch it grow. We hope to have good success with the flowers at the farmers market.

Bean and Oats are having a great time with the warm weather. We had them spayed/neutered a couple of weeks ago and are both doing great. We of course are happy that there will be no kittens joining the farm family.
Bean hanging out on the picnic table

Oats using the grass as scratch matt

2 comments:

Uncle Chas said...

"Flowers": brilliant.

Allison said...

I think that the flowers are the best idea! I would pay for a flower CSA myself if I could find one (or a flour one)...