Monday, January 16, 2012

Spring Seeding has Begun

The seedlings are up! This hopeful little guy is a brussels sprout.
We planted several trays of spring crops last week in our new greenhouse. We've planted mostly Brassicas so far because they are the most cold-hardy of plants. Brassicas are cabbage-family crops, like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale, etc. They just started peeking their heads up a couple days ago. So far, so good. The greenhouse is sheltering them from our weird weather. At night it keeps the frost off of them (temps in the low 20's....brrrr!), and during the day we open the doors to keep them from roasting.

Gal made these awesome new tables for our greenhouse this weekend.
This bizarre looking plant is Romanesco, related to broccoli and cauliflower. It's been growing since July, and this is the first one that's ready to harvest! (The white bits are frost.)


Gal said...

Finlay we got some of that crazy Broccoli to give fruit!

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