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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 27 Entries.
Saturday, February 11 View Page
Right in the middle of winter here but itís 60 degrees in the greenhouse today and the rye is looking great. Two months and I will be starting seeds I can hardly wait. Breaking the 2000 pound barrier is the goal for this year.
Saturday, February 11 View Page
And what itís like outside.
Saturday, February 11 View Page
Letís try this held the phone sideways and took the picture.
Saturday, February 11 View Page
Letís try this held the phone sideways and took the picture.
Thursday, March 9 View Page
Trying a new product this year hopefully adds some good to the soil and helps loosen it.
Thursday, March 9 View Page
Trying a new product this year hopefully adds some good to the soil and helps loosen it.
Monday, March 13 View Page
After going to the growers convention in Danvers and then the Michigan spring seminar with an amazing guest speaker Mike Schmidt I am ready to hit the patch but nope going to have to wait a while.
Monday, March 13 View Page
Ok so hope this photo is right and on another note I spelled Mikes name right but these phones think they are smarter than us Schmit lol
Monday, March 20 View Page
Spreading something dark in color to speed up the snow melt is how I start my season every year.
Friday, March 24 View Page
This is by far the earliest Iíve ever mowed the lawn lol. All joking aside itís time to start knocking the rye cover crop down.
Sunday, March 26 View Page
Started broad forking today and it appears once over with the tiller like I planned wonít be enough to break the root mass up but on the bright side this should help my soil in the end.
Sunday, March 26 View Page
Meanwhile outside itís still winter. Hopefully things will start to change in a couple weeks.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Just under 19 inches of snow yesterday so nothing happening in the outside patch anytime soon but itís nothing Iím not used to.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Meanwhile in the greenhouse just finished broadforking in preparation for tilling the rye under.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
And first tilling of the year is done. Next step amendments and seeds get started next weekend.
Friday, April 7 View Page
Started seeds for the greenhouse today. My top choices are obviously the 1885 Werner and the 2365 wolf. The 2201 Wallace,1953 Daletas and my 1849 are backups if needed.
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Picture doesnít do it justice but nice mess of perch caught by my son,nephew and myself today through the ice. Still a good 2 feet of ice so maybe I can still get out the end of the week despite the mid 60s temps we have coming this week.
Saturday, April 15 View Page
This will be the last day of ice fishing for the year and what a beautiful morning. I know there is no ice in the picture but we are taking a ferry to an island where the ice holds the longest.
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Plants for the greenhouse have all been up potted and doing well. Itís always a relief when your top dollar seeds germinate.
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Today is seed starting day for the outside patch. This year I will be growing the 1707.5 Caspers and my 1849. My wife Becky likes to grow orange and trying for a big one this year with the 2006 Wolf.
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Today is seed starting day for the outside patch. This year I will be growing the 1707.5 Caspers and my 1849. My wife Becky likes to grow orange and trying for a big one this year with the 2006 Wolf.
Friday, April 28 View Page
Greenhouse plants are coming along nicely plan is to plant May 6th.
Friday, April 28 View Page
Working hard to get things in order in the greenhouse. Dairy doo peat moss and amendments applied.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Same with the outside patch but just the dairy doo and peat for now. Going to rain most of the week but hopefully I will be able to get the hoops up and ready to go next weekend.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Greenhouse planting sites are ready. Heating cables in and a couple of goodies added.
Friday, May 5 View Page
2365 Wolf on the left 2201 Wallace to the right I guess itís go time in the greenhouse!
Friday, May 5 View Page
Battle for the other spot in the greenhouse is the 1953 Daletas on the left and the 1885 Werner on the right. The 2365 and the 1885 are the favored plants but I have all the confidence in the world with the 1953 and the 2201 if something goes bad.

 

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