July 18, 2016.
I have been sitting on this post for a few months. Things always start happening too fast in spring. You barely start you seeds and before you know it things got out of control and you have seven foot tall weeds and your cilantro is bolting. In fact, my spinach bolted while still in the jugs!
Speaking of Wintersown jugs…they did wonderful! I had lavender, cosmos, spinach, four o’clocks, even kiwi! Well, kiwi was from the fruit we ate, and it actually rotted after sprouting, but it came up!
So below is the post from March and it is quite overdue. Let’s hope that in the future I will be more diligent with keeping our blog up to date.
Thanks for reading
May 15, 2016.
It is the start if the new gardening season. It’s warm, well, sort of ( still had to cover tomatoes last night). New project ideas are buzzing in our heads. So many fun things to do! Where to start?
This year I tried Wintersowing method. I started some seeds in OJ and vinegar jugs, I’ve been saving. This wonderful lady invented it and it actually works. I have Lavender coming up! And I never had it sprout.
You can read all about it on Wintersown.org
Started on the attached greenhouse. Ran out of PVC pipes and some other things, so it’s on hold for now. You can see my winter sown OJ jugs sitting on the ground. I did about 30 starting in March and by now most sprouted.
Big step this year, we are getting bees!!
This will have a separate post. But you can see on the picture the two beehives set up. They are Warre hives with transfer boxes on top, to transfer nucs of bees that were in the standard Langstroth hive into Warre. They came from Warre store. We still need to add wood chips on top of the cardboard. We are picking up the bees on May 22 from Bolton Bees here in MN (boltonbees.com)
We sold some of the hens and a spare rooster. I really wanted to get some Jersey Giants, but at the last moment something swayed me and I ordered dark brown egg layer collection. Only 6. And 6 female ducklings, as we have overabundance of male ducks and girls getting a bit harassed. They are coming in June. From Ideal Poultry.
From Field and Forest. Winecaps, Bluits and Almond agaricus. See what happens. Will do a separate post once something starts happening.