Thursday, April 8, 2010

Almost there!

It appears that the greenhouse is nearly full of plants now...unless I were to utilize the floor beneath the shelves...which I am seriously considering.... I moved over 100 baby broccoli plants into their new home yesterday and now I am repotting my celery and cabbage. Last year I didn't need to repot many plants before putting them in the garden but I started them several weeks later than this season. Many gardeners in our area are skittish on starting plants too soon for fear of frost....not me! I say go forth and garden boldly! I am lucky to have the greenhouse because it does buy more time...I also gain growing time and save on propane by utilizing the closet space with grow lights before moving things out to the greenhouse...(sorry family).

Below is a picture of some Totem Patio tomatoes...they were started under LED lights. I wish now I would have planted more as they appear to be doing quite well. Below the Totem's are some Cherokee Purple tomatoes (Thank you Thomas!!!) and they are coming along nicely as well. The next pic was my experimental broccoli...I wanted to see how it would do in the greenhouse.... I wish I grew more of those also...The very last pic is our Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkins for which I may need more room real soon!







10 comments:

  1. Your broccoli and tomatoes look fantastic! I'm jealous of the broccoli! Mine got sunburnt. Everything is looking great!

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  2. Thanks Megan....wow it must be nice and hot there to burn your plants...can you send some here? : )

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  3. Wow, you just reminded me that I have to get my tomatoes out soon! :) I think we're going to grow one in a big pot this year. Last year they did terribly in the ground...and we tore up our garden. :/

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  4. Kyna: I have had better luck with my tomatoes in the ground rather than pots but I figured I could give it another try. : )

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  5. That broccoli plant looks excellent!

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  6. Dan: it does and darn it...I shoulda started about 100 more a couple months ago : ) hindsight...

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  7. ....You can always fit some more plants in the walkway too ;-)

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  8. Ha...don't give me ideas! : )

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  9. Your broccoli are massive! I don't think the ones I started in February, which I've already transplanted into the garden, are even at that size yet. You must have a lot of direct sun where you are. My garden is mostly part-shade most of the year.

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  10. Thomas: I only have a few broccoli plants that are as big as the one in the pic...I guess I should have started sooner with the rest of them too...I did give them a little shot of an organic fertilizer with live worm castings...maybe that's why they are so big.

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