Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Greenhouse and Wagons

peach blossoms in the greenhouse

We have a ton of stuff filling up the greenhouse and two wagons outside filled with onions, beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, cabbage, and parsley. That's how we get plants ready for the field...

We set them out on wagon to "toughen up"... if you will. Basically to get used to wind, rain, and a little less water.  But if the weather is going to be too bad we can still bring them inside. Safety first.

kohlrabi ready to be planted
flat leaf parsley ready for the field


Even though we have a lot of larger plants at this point we still have tons of babies who are about to be moved from these plug trays to 6 packs. They'll live there for a few weeks and then off to the field. These below are future cut flowers.
plug trays
 
Inside the greenhouse not only do I have plants but I have buckets of peach blossoms that I've been "forcing" for a treat at an upcoming Farmers' Market.  

I've had quite a few people ask what do you do with them?  

Well...you put them in a vase on your table and soak up the delicate beauty of deep red branches with little pink flowers. They last about 7 days after they start opening.

bunched peach blossoms
I have had numerous emails about herbs.  Can I grow more herbs. Herbs offered on the Buying Club. Well herbs you (my A+ customers) asked for and herbs you will have. I'm putting in an "herb garden." 

rosemary plants
sage bound for the field
rosemary like little trees standing tall. too cute! 

1 comment:

  1. Looking great Rose! That pic of kohlrabi transplants is awesome. How's your celery? Do you bring in the wagons in at night when you are first hardening seedlings off? Small rosemary plants ARE cute, like a mini Christmas tree farm. Your greenhouse must be the best oasis in the early spring, before planting seedlings out, I absolutely love the smell of greenhouses packed with plants. Another great post, keeps the pics coming, I love to see all the steps in the growing process. Thank you. I trust the chics are well, they are the best when theyre small.

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