Friday, February 19, 2016

Growing Things in February

Many packets of tomato seeds came in the mail last week. Adam's been planting some of them in little pots. They're being nursed along under grow lights in the barn office, up on shelves.
The worms are doing well. Yesterday we gave them the rotting pumpkin from Halloween. Adam's philosophy of worms is similar to his philosophy of bees: don't bother them much and they'll do better.
But I did get him to uncover a few for you to see. They're called Red Wigglers. 
The potatoes suffered a little in our cold, windy weather. (Thankfully, the greenhouse stayed intact!) After this experiment, I think we'll go back to growing them in bins full of compost.
Some of the eye sprouts got zapped.
Others did better.
Some of the wax beans that had sprouted also got nipped, but only a few.

 Adam put a light and then a heater in the greenhouse to keep things a little warmer.

However, the broccoli is doing very well!
And the cilantro is up!
And the garlic is so high and big that the greenhouse is aromatic with it.
We also have one Juliet tomato, a lot of dill, thyme, and many pearl onions that are showing through the soil. Spring is on its way!


  1. Your farm is VERY exciting! I love the way you do things, MK!

  2. Hurray for the farmers and their growing crops. :-)

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  3. I have some potatoes sprouting right now in the closet. : )
    Nice that you can get such an early start on your garden.

  4. How exciting with all those green things popping up! I think you could still salvage those potatoes by pulling off the sprouts and throwing them in your compost. They'll still grow and re-sprout, I think.



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