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Sunday, April 9 View Page
Plan is to grow the 2185,2145,1965,1724, all others are back ups. I've been working every day on the patch getting things in order, plastic on the greenhouse goes up next weekend, tomorrow I'll be hauling in some leaf compost, today I sprayed the patch with insecticides to kill any grubs that might be hiding under the soil, soil test goes out Tuesday, the soil test will just be a reference for my soil drenches I do daily.
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Patched more holes that I could count in my film, for those of you that didn't read my 2015 diary I had baseball size hail in the summer.
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Did minor updates on the greenhouse structure last week with the help of my younger brother.
Thursday, April 13 View Page
Seeds are in the ground, soaked in water for an hour, and in the pots they went.
Thursday, April 13 View Page
10 trailer loads of leaf compost was added to the patch, plastic goes up this weekend, then I can start working on the irrigation system.
Friday, April 14 View Page
Plastic film was put up today, took about 5 hours to get the double layer film secured, then I huge around for the next 6 hours while it inflated, needless to say a lot of work got done in the patch.
Sunday, April 16 View Page
5 segments to my irrigation misters, I had to set it up in 5 segments because our well pump can't supply enough water to the 500 plus mister heads, in 2015 I had 3 segments the 2 new ones this year get the very edge of the greenhouse which I had to hand water in 2015, there were days the edges got super dry while I was at work which resulted in the secondaries burning up... so hopefully I got that taken care of
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Plants are up! Plan on transplanting to the garden this weekend.
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Adimins where added and tilled in yesterday, ended up adding 500 pounds peat moss, 100 pounds of mycros, 50 pounds of rainbow mix grow & 50 pounds rainbow bloom. The soil looks great, after having winter rye over this garden for 2 years the soil was very hard, will do one more till on it this morning then I'll add my 48 foot heating cables.


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