Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, May 16, 2016
Last week was the busiest week of my life but in a good way! The tulip tulip harvest was in full swing, deliveries everyday, meetung new clients, planting the fields, sowing seeds, hosting my brother's and his girlfriend's graduation party; they are doctors now! All in all it was a wild and fun week.
I'm finally feeling like a real flower farmer.
We put our new mulch layer to work last week too. That thing is magic! It makes the most perfect planting beds complete with drip irrigation tubing and biodegradable plastic mulch on top. All I have to do is put the plants in! Which is enough work to keep me busy forever. Thank goodness I have a few helpers.
We are also starting our walk in cooler project. We have all the supplies now so it's a matter of putting it together. Once that is in we can organize my workshop and storage area. Soon I'll be so organized I won't know what to do with myself.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I sowed a few thousand seeds over the last few days including snapdragons, poppies, stock, foxglove, dusty miller, sweet william, eucalyptus, and a few others.
Thank goodness for soil blocks because they allow me to fit 3,840 seedlings on one 4' wide wire shelving unit. The longer I can put off turning the greenhouse heat on the better! I do think it will be an early snow melt this year and am planning to plant out cold hardy crops by early April.
Cheers to spring!
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The snow may have only started falling a few weeks ago but it's making up for lost time. Last Sunday we received over 12 inches and Monday another 6 inches. It's getting to be pretty deep of there. Time to finally get some snow shoes!