Thursday, April 22, 2010

The welcome and the uninvited.

This is a pic of one of the tomatoes that I started in the closet back in early February. It has been in the greenhouse now for nearly a month and although it looks a little rough, I think it's going to pull through. The temps in the greenhouse can go as low as 50 degrees until the heat kicks on.... so all the fluctuation has probably stressed it a bit. I have been waiting ever so patiently for the buds to flower and I got my wish yesterday....the first bloom!!! I hope this means early tomatoes but we shall see!


We had about a week of really nice temperatures and the peppers were really diggin that...they are really starting to get stocky now. I was going to give them a shot of organic fertilizer yesterday but it turns out the fertilizer I had just purchased was full of nasty moths....I have never seen anything like it...and yes they were alive...(See pic below)...I know it's a poor picture but I think you can get the idea....I guess I won't be buying that brand anymore...jeez what if they hadn't hatched out until I fertilized in the greenhouse.......I would not be happy about that!

Below the nasty moths is a pic of the broccoli and the Tango celery....they are really starting to get big now too...hopefully they will be good and strong by May 9th...the first day of the farmer's market.


Happy Earth Day!



14 comments:

  1. Gosh, those pepper plants look absolutely perfect! You and your greenhouse just plain ...rock.

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  2. Celery is certainly on my list for next year. I'm looking forward to seeing how they grow.

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  3. My Lord! Moths?? I would have never imagined such a thing. Luckily, as you said, you caught them before a disaster happened.

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  4. Oh gees! Thank goodness you caught that. I'm sorry to say that I'm still battling the aphids...my artichokes are really sad looking at this point. I hate when nurseries and garden centers sell you contaminated goods.

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  5. I need to set the door of my greenhouse like yours so that it stays shut when I am coming and going...hmm. That is some pretty frightening looking fertilizer...yikes. Nice celery seedlings.:)

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  6. Ribbit, I was always told that celery was difficult to grow but I decided to try it a couple years ago and now I grow it every year...the flavor is great.

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  7. Turling, I know...I was shocked to find them...but glad it they were discovered prior to using it.

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  8. Thomas, Yep...I was really disappointed to find such a thing...and ticked that I almost used it.

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  9. Mr H, Thanks...my dad modified the door with that stopper so we can let some air circulate on the warm days.

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  10. Gross on the moths. I CANNOT believe you have blooms on your tomatoes already! Insane. In fact, your whole greenhouse is chock full of crazy-- in a good way!

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  11. Thanks Michelle, yes I totally agree with you on the moths....the tomato is only one of 4 that I started in the first part of Feb...the rest will be a while. : )

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  12. Oh, I love growing peppers. They seem to be the thing I'm best at, vegetable-wise. Cucumbers are my worst :P

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  13. Kyna: I bet your peppers do well where you live...our growing season is fairly short so I have to start them pretty early.

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