Wednesday, April 7, 2010
We have been able to till or work up all the beds now. The only one left to till is the garden area down in the holler for the tobacco and we won't be ready to plant down there for at least a month.I had a big OOPS with four of the tobacco trays last week and had to replant them all. Luckily two trays were salvaged but one of those was for a friend of ours. To make up for my oops I will just plant an early crop and slightly later crops of tobacco. We don't need the seed so it wont matter if the flower heads mature on the latter bunch.
Everything planted is now up and growing well.The only thing I don't think is going to amount to anything is the small crop of alpine strawberries I started in the loft. I still continue to water the soil in the container though in hopes something may emerge. Taters are poking through the soil so maybe the terraces will start to look a bit prettier and manthing will stop talking about all my "tiny graves."
The gh veggies are doing quite well too. I am a bit worried that the peas will not produce well because of the heat we have had but everything else looks good so far. I open the door, vent and turn the fan on each morning but it is still staying about 90-95 inside during the day. I don't like losing crops but we learn each season by our mistakes and screw ups and hopefully we don't repeat them.