Planting Calander

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I built a nice row cover and. The lettuce has been growing terrific. I am going to keep the cover on through April at least, to give the tomatoes a warmer start.

Soil test 1-27-13

Ph 7.3
K high
Phos Med High
Nitrogen High (finally)

I will be getting a prof. Test done soon.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fall soil change

After I pulled the summer garden out, I put a bag of chicken manure, added azomite and lots of the compost we made. Planted vetch wooly and fave beans and lettuce
It has been in ground for 3 months now. I think I will take a sample and get it analyzed. Been waiting until year 3 to do this, to get the soil built up.
Still not enough worms.

Lettuce ready.

The lettuce I planted after the tomatoes is done

First frost

We had the first frost this past week.
I moved the hothouse from the lettuce bed to cover the pepper tree. It didn't do so well, loosing many of its leaves. Looks like it will come back in spring
I bought another 20 clips and will drill out the wood to install the hoops over the rest of the bed length, using Home Depot 4 mil plastic again. Lasts about 2 years then gets brittle.
Plan on making something more permanent for the pepper tree.
Using electrical conduit.