A Muddy Mess

It’s beautiful outside!  The sun is shining and the wind is blowing.  It makes the plastic on the greenhouses flap and slap like living things. Everything around here is brown and muddy, not a bit of green. But it’s time to change that!

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It’s been a muddy mess around here.  It’s been fun just even getting to the greenhouses and we’ve had pull 2 children out of the mud.

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Ryan has been making a few changes in the greenhouses to make planting easier.  Benches have been moved and the planting list has been made. Ryan has seeds laid out and trays filled. All of the different colored bags on the table in this picture represent seed coming from several different companies.  It never fails that each year there is a seed that is discontinued in one company but not the other.  Sometimes we want to trial some new varieties and we end up buying several varieties from multiple companies.

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The strings have been strung in the greenhouse.  Tomato plants are still in a small cell, but will be soon be moved to the larger pots in the greenhouse and climb up the strings (with a little help of course).

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Cucumbers were seeded in the greenhouse today.  They too will be trained to climb the strings.IMG_1299.jpeg

It doesn’t look like much yet, but Ryan has seeded much of the high tunnels already using his new seeder.  More on that toy later, but for now we have the seeds planted in the tunnel and covered with row cover.  It’s kind of like tucking in a seed with a blanket.

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Hopefully next week, we will be able to share some pictures of green things growing.

~Katie

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