Not much has changed in the outdoor garden, but for the grow box we transplanted all the tomatoes into their individual cups. Now since we have more tomato plants than we can use does anyone want to purchase a plant? You’ll have to be in the Seattle area but for $2.50 you get a nice plant. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 2013.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
So this week’s update begins with trouble for the pumpkin plants. Due to the grow box running out of space and pumpkins being mature enough to handle colder weather, I decided to move them out of the box in the garage.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
So the grow box has been up and running for a little over a month now, and the tomatoes and pumpkins are doing well. This coming week I am going to move the pumpkins into the garden and set up a poly tunnel which should store enough thermal energy during the night to prevent them from freezing. With the pumpkins out I will also be able to start some other plants that need to get growing soon, like the peppers.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Having already posted on thinning seeds by cutting down the weaker ones I wanted to show another way to thin out without killing all those other starts. While planting my starts this year, I made an incorrect assumption on the germination rate of my 4 year old tomato seeds. At 4 years, conventional wisdom says that the germination rate should be pretty low (like 10-20% of all the seeds planted) so of course I planted quite a few in a single spot (between 4 and 10 seeds).