Since I have fallen down on my comitment of fully documenting this season’s gardening activities, I have some catching up to do. Here are a few of the things that have been planted: Cucumbers on May 4. I always seem to start cucumbers a little too early, hoping against hope that I will get an earlier harvest that way. The… View Post
Today we had the first salad of the season from our earthboxes. I harvested a little from each box. I think this is about the earliest harvest of young spring greens that I have had.
It really is amazing how fast seeds sprout when using a bio-dome on top of a heat mat. Really, I don’t make any money from promoting bio-domes, I just really love them for seed propagation. Below is an example of a dome planted with seeds (Melon, Cucumer, Summer and Winter Squash) late on Friday night. This photo was taken Tuesday… View Post
We have had a stretch of nice weather, for awhile there it was feeling like summer had arrived. Today we’re back to Oregon rain again, and I am back to getting my taxes done. While the weather was nice I took the opportunity to get quite a few things in the ground, however. I planted in both Earthboxes and in… View Post
Yesterday was a glorious spring like day, over 60°F and sunny. Today it’s pouring rain. Good thing I was able to get a little garden time! I got peas planted, and used a granular inoculant for the first time. I was not sure how much to use, but it said overuse was only beneficial, so I sprinkled away generously. I… View Post
I am getting some seeds started in my Bio Domes, on heat mats. March 4, I got tomatoes and eggplants started, and yesterday I got peppers and hot peppers going. Then I suddenly realized I have dropped the ball on getting my broccoli, celery & parsley going. Where has my mind been? So I figured, better late than never, and… View Post
I am a little late with my onion planting, by about a week or so, but I am sure they will be just fine. This year I planted Copra, Yellow of Parma, Flat of Italy, Walla Walla and Stuttgarter, as well as some Carentan leeks. Flat of Italy and Carentan leeks are new ones for me. This is a video… View Post
George and I just brought in the last of this years peppers. I think this is about as late a harvest as we’ve had.
I planted garlic yesterday – 7 earthboxes – about 140 cloves planted. I am going to consider this the start of the 2013 season planting, and I am making a commitment to actually document the things I do for this season – since I hardly posted anything at all during 2012. I’ll be doing this for myself, having it serve… View Post
Here are a couple of Earthboxes that I am growing without the usual cover, the greens because they are grown densely, to be cut at a very young and tender age and then they regrow to be harvested over and over again. I have grown onions in earthboxes before, 20 per box. This box has 64 onions planted, and I… View Post
Here is a great video from Earthbox about combination boxes. I learned that you can grow sweet peppers and hot peppers together without worrying that your sweet peppers might turn hot. I have always taken great care with separating them, and it’s good to know I don’t have to worry about that. Hot peppers and sweet peppers can indeed cross… View Post
It’s getting colder and colder, and I am realizing there will not be time for the sweet peppers to ripen. So I harvested many of them green tonight. Sad to not get to see them get ripe, but I’d rather have them green than not at all. There is still more to harvest. The hot peppers are continuing to ripen,… View Post