|448 square feet of two by fours, drop cloth plastic, and a discarded wood stove,|
assembled just so, make for an elegant work horse.
But all of those that do are protected from the unpredictable U.P. spring weather and nursed to full transplant size in our greenhouse.
So I thought I'd put together a bit of an ode to the greenhouse and some of the plants it is helping us grow this season.
|Most of what you get when you plant 7502 tomato, tomatillo, eggplant, onion, |
cauliflower, kale, sorrel, pepper, husk cherry, Brussels sprout,
lettuce, rutabaga, kohlrabi, parsley, celeriac, and scallion seeds.
|The rest of what you get.|
Also a gallon of fish emulsion - our chosen greenhouse fertilizer.
If you run into us somewhere and we smell like rotten fish,
this is why.
|Spotlight on the rutabaga.|
|Some sorrel starts to add to our perennial garden (which at this point is|
pretty much all sorrel). The containers are courtesy of a
resourceful neighbor. Thank you!
|Tomatoes showing only moderate damage after|
the string of hard freezes we've had the last few nights.
They'll be ready for hoophouse transplant in early May
thanks to the greenhouse! (And Scott's willingness
to wake up and feed the wood stove...)
|A tomato close up - note the leaf damage on the left hand side. Still,|
they fared pretty well considering we got down to 21 degrees the other night.
Good job greenhouse :)