Garden While You Can!

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We’ve had some very brief windows of good weather lately…fortunately today’s great weather came on  weekend!  They are calling for some much colder weather and maybe some snow next week, so I’ve been hustling and bustling to get as much accomplished so that I’m ready when spring finally decides to spring!

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The greenhouse is needing supplemental heat a lot this year, but all of the early season plants are in fine shape and ready to go in the garden in early March.

I did some heavy lifting and managed to build 4 raised beds this morning.  My plans were for three, 4 foot by 12 foot beds, but my garden configuration allowed me to build two 4×12′ and two 4×4′ beds.  The 4×4’s are small, but it’s amazing what you can grow in a small bed.  I think I’m getting close to 30 raised beds now…need to count!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe spinach and carrots are tucked into their raised beds with double tunnel coverings.  I haven’t peeked at them since I planted them, so no idea what’s going on under there.  Hopefully they will provide us with lots of greens and crunchy snacks!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast chore of the day was to start the tomato seeds!  I’m growing over 120 varieties this year…got about 40 types started in this tray of densely planted seeds.  Probably 1,000-1,200 seeds total in this one tray.  They’ll be ready to pot-up in about a month and ready to go in the garden in the garden in two months or so.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOrganization is important with this many varieties!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATime for  well deserved nap, then it’s time to start moving 10 yards of compost into those new beds and top dress the rest of them!

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