April Seedlings

Seedlings of large early tomatoes in the picture below. They went to the greenhouse, and had to come back in the house to the grow lights. Now are doing fine. They will be joining others in the greenhouse again soon. These are sweet and blight tolerant.

Tomato seedlings
Known as “The Legend”

In the greenhouse are seedlings of cherry tomatoes and more early large tomatoes. Also broccoli, snap peas, green onions, snapdragons, alyssum and marigolds. It is still low 40s at night with risk of frost until May 1st. Most germination of seeds start in the house under lights, but early plants start in the greenhouse with heat mats underneath. Works pretty good. Except for the varmints. A “growing” problem.
Greenhouse April 2017
The Tomatoes have taken over the greenhouse

Something is eating the snapdragons and broccoli in the greenhouse. I will put a trail cam in there to see if I can catch the culprit and post pictures.
The Garden is ready
Something attacked the snap peas in the garden. Next job for the trail camera

Walla Walla onions are out in the garden and snap peas are going out in stages.

Garden Begins

mary mary in the garden
Wipe that smile off your face!

Let us begin in the Garden. Sounds like something Chauncey Gardner would say, “As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden”. I enjoy vegetable gardening and flower gardening in a rural community in Washington state. Check in every month and learn from my mistakes. Lets face it. I wouldn’t be quite contrary if my garden always grew just fine.

Right now I’m pruning dormant trees and shrubs, clipping dead branches, and picking up moldy leaves around plants. The only thing blooming are Hellebore and Heather. The Witch-hazel is showing life. Next will be getting a trailer of compost dirt to add to the beds as I till under the cover crop. I’ve already ordered onion seeds.

 

January is a great time for gathering information. Here is my list so far. But actually Google is probably my go-to favorite.

Garden 2017 Resources:

BonniePlants
DavesGarden
Garden
GardeningKnowHow
SeedSavers
TerritorialSeed