Starting Seeds

IMG_4034Mid January is the time to start seeds in the greenhouse for tomatoes and peppers we hope to harvest in June!  We’re also starting a variety of cool weather crops such as cabbage, broccoli, and leeks.

We make our growing medium by mixing compost and peat moss.  Several seed trays are filled and the team carefully places the seeds at the correct depth.

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With the dozens of varieties we are growing, each having two or three planting dates, we track everything with spreadsheets.  The light soil and heat in the greenhouse make watering once or twice a day mandatory.

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This was our first year to start seeds in the greenhouse so it was a great joy to see them all quickly germinate and grow.  On many nights the outside temperature dipped to near or below freezing so we used a small heater (visible above to the right of the watering jug) to keep temperatures inside the greenhouse a few degrees warmer.


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