Job done


Finally, 1100 tomato seedlings (115 heirloom varieties) moved into individual 3″ pots.  Now I will have just a week or two of rest before i have to start transplanting them into 4″ and/or 5″ pots in preparation for taking them to retail outlets.

One thing always amazes me.  The 115 varieties differ so much in their growth habits that I can identify most of the varieties based solely on the appearance of the 4″ tall seedlings.

Finally a sunny day

Early veg starts
Early veg starts

Today the greenhouse is pleasantly warm.  Onions, parsley, lettuce, brussel sprouts and broccoli seedlings all look very happy.

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Punxsutawney Phil

Don’t mean no disrespect for Phil; no doubt his forecasts are great for the East, but he doesn’t know beans about Pacific Northwest weather. Groundhogs are not native to our area. Probably we need to find a mountain beaver to do the forecast. 6 more weeks of constant rain? Or SUNSHINE?

Inauguration day

January 21 is probably an odd day to start a gardening website. Beginning this task today no doubt reflects my longing for the arrival of spring. At the moment, the weather is better suited for growing hoar frost than vegetables.

Even so, 4 days ago I planted a few 4″ pots with a scattering of seeds for parsley, yellow onions, red onions, Brussels sprouts and broccoli.  The Brussels sprouts and broccoli were both sprouted today so I placed them in my greenhouse.  As the night-time temperatures are presently about 30 F and the greenhouse is unheated, it will take a bit of luck for the seedlings to survive.