Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gardening Prep Update

I've planted hundreds of plants for our 2010 greenhouse and garden. Some are up. Some are getting rather large. Here are some tomato and pepper plants:
Jeff Lowenfels wrote a column on growing tomatoes from seed for last week's Anchorage Daily News. I read it after mine were planted and already up. Going down the list of what he does and recommends, I'm pretty much in line with his methods.

Also, starting indoors, along with the peppers and tomatoes, are radicchio, English cucumbers and mint:

In the greenhouse, arugula, watermelon radish, romaine lettuce, Armenian cucumbers and buttercrunch lettuce are up. Also planted are cilantro, basil, chard, mesculin, tarragon, zucchini, oregano, and three kinds of beets. At night, a cover goes over the insulated basil box, and the trays go down under the plastic covering the table upon which they sit during the day. It gets up to above 90 degrees in the greenhouse on sunny afternoons:

Next week, I'll be planting cabbage, runner beans and some other stuff.


Steve said...

I'm jealous. There won't be many home grown seedlings at our house this year.

Philip Munger said...


I'll save some starter plants for you. you've earned them, to say the least.