Friday, 26 May 2017

First fruit ...

I can't believe it, but despite harsh conditions my cucumbers that I had to move to the "tunnel" so early, due to flowering, has produced first "offspring" this season (see picture). This is amazing so see it, as after transplantation, they did not look too promising.  Love to see this.  We have been eating fresh lettuce from our garden, fresh reddish and soon might have cucumbers.  Season looks good. The only issue, some of the tomatoes that I transplanted outside got a frost bite yesterday (0 deg) and only one might survive out of six.  It was calculated risk and will have to go and buy now new one to replace as the one that I am still growing (started too late) indoors might not cut it.

Wind Test ...

On Tuesday, my hoop tunnels underwent extreme wind testing and I am happy to say, it was success.  We had extreme weather conditions, strong winds and lots of (horizontal) rain and a bit of snow.  Wind was blowing all evening and night at speed between 40-80 km/hr, and with rain going at the same time, it was miserable weather.  Had to take dogs for short walk ion the evening and it was not fun at all.  The walk was rather speedy for that reason.  We needed the rain so everything is getting even greener.  almost everything in my garden has sprouted to life and it looks good.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

It is done!

I have completed seeding and planting my garden for this year.  Maybe small tweaks here and there are required but in general it is finished.  Things are looking good in the garden, my rhubarb is a good indicator as you can see below, it is doing well.

My tunnel is looking good, picture below is a bit old (week) and things look much bigger now.
And here my dog relaxing after hard day work.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Garden Update

Well, weather definitely has improved and it is hot, not kidding it was hot on a days, that i rushed to seed as much as possible and even planted potatoes, as ground is pretty worm.  I have been working hard to till (by hand ) all containers and seeding them.
My garlic that we planted last fall is out and growing like crazy. Lettuce in the tunnel will be ready for consumption in ten days or so.  Just in time as California bad weather this winter started to impact veggie price ( lettuce head goes for ~$5).  Can wait to eat healthy and tasty lettuce from our garden.

Still have few more things to seed and will be doing it over next few days.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

New Develpments

Well, spring is here and spring activity started in the garden.  First of all, I have re-built small hoop tunnel into tall one , same as the other one. Now we have tow double walled high hoop tunnels.
Since my tomato seedlings have grown so much, i had to transplant them to the tunnel last weekend.  Did the same to cucumbers, as they started to flower (wow that was quick).  Tunnel with water canisters as heat accumulators provide consistent 3 degree temp differential between outside and inside.  So far did not have to use additional feat source  to maintain positive temps.
Today Iw ill be planting and seeding the new tunnel.
It looks like we will have summer weather this week as temps supposed to be 21 tomorrow, 25 on Thursday and so on.  I think I will have to seed outside containers as well.
Been busy aerating grass and cleaning the yard.  So much work right now, but it is so rewarding.