Friday, March 15, 2013

My New Greenhouse

Here's a peek inside my new greenhouse.  This is heirloom tomatoes all lined up in a row.  They're waiting for the weather to be just right.  Then, I'll put them out in the garden.  It's warm enough that I am opening the vents on the greenhouse.  Although there was a little freeze about a week ago.  That's the problem with March....unpredictable!   There usually is a few more cold days here in March.
I am very happy with the greenhouse.  I got a small know...making sure that I am going to like having a green house.  I'm happy to report.   I love my green house.  Love, love, love.
I am growing Pineapple, Cherokee, Brandywine, Cour Di Bue, Egg Yolk, and Amazon Chocolate tomatoes.  My favs are Pineapple (large, juicy, luscious and sweet) and egg yolk (small yellow (golf ball size) sweet, prolific and just keep on producing right through our heat, I also find they are more resistant to pests.) 

Shot's of the seedlings.
Large plants on the floor.
Here is how I grow my seedlings.  First I make small soil blocks (google them "soil block makers" you can buy them numerous places).  When the seeds sprout I make larger soil blocks with a indention that fits the smaller soil block.  Then I put the small soil block in the larger one.

I find this saves seeds, space and soil.
The small soil blocks are on the right the large ones on right already planted with sprouted small blocks.
A small sample of what I am still harvesting:  Carrots, cabbage, radishes, turnips, parsley, broccoli sprouts, green onion, Swiss chard, and collards.
Seeds to plant directly in the garden now (If you live in the New Orleans or Gulf Coast region):

melons (all kinds)
squash (all kinds)
beans (all kinds)
summer annuals:  morning glory, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds
herbs:  basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, green onion, bay, mint

Plant transplants of:

Hmmmm....I think that's it.

Don't can plant small and bush varieties in pots!