We did have a couple of bummer things happen this last week. We were notified from one of our main seed company, Johnny’s Selected Seeds that a carrot seed we ordered failed to pass a seed purity test. Seems the carrot seed also contained a noxious weed called Dodder, quite a nasty invasive weed. The situation became worst because we had already planted it…..in our greenhouse. Long story short we had to remove the seed and the surrounding dirt and destroy it all. One step forward another step back. By the end of the day the seed and dirt were out of the greenhouse, replaced with good soil and replanted with spinach. Then this weekend with the strong winds on Sunday night, the poly on hoophouse #4 ripped and was pretty much destroyed. A surprise because the poly wasn’t that old in that house. May have been some flying object hit the plastic at just the right place. Once the plastic has a rip, with high winds the thing is a gonner.
In the meantime we have been busy seeding in the nursery greenhouse, playing with the puppy and planning this years crops. Thanks for the CSA memberships. Richard saw a Robin yesterday….spring is here!
Scoop by scoop careful not to spill any, the seed and soil get cleaned out.
Leeks, onions, kale, Swiss chard, some early lettuce…tiny little hopes of spring.
Early season work…..we will plant the warm crops next week.
Mother Nature always has the last say.
Once you get a tear in the plastic the whole thing is trashed.
He slept in the greenhouse most of the day on Monday while I seeded.
Enjoy these warming days…….