Another rainy and overcast Thursday morning at Green Acres — but there was no complaining! The main task was to meet to build compost in the main garden, while Rebecca started some seeds in the greenhouse to go into the garden towers.
But first, Ann and Rebecca decide on the front bed at DeKist 2 to plant the berry bushes we have. [These photos reminding me I better get out and harvest some mint before it takes over!]
Solan and Alex weed the front of Maple house gardens.
Dan inspecting the garden on the left and assisting Justin with the compost before the turning begins.
Meanwhile, Rebecca is back in the greenhouse — starting greens — with Hank overseeing
After spreading some seasoned bale straw in the main garden, I took the tomato plants out to harden them before preparing our house for a great turn out for community dinner in the evening! I couldn’t help but notice newspaper headlines being put to their best possible use…
Andreas welcomes Ann home from her trip west
Ann addresses the work group about her experiences at convention [read more about her trip on exopermaculture.com!]
Justin waters plants
Daisy’s flower babies!
Dan and Shadow
Alex creates our task list for hardening the plant starts this week
With the warmer weather upon us, it’s time to start ‘hardening’ the plant starts. Solan explained that all the plants in the greenhouse have been babied and must be put outside on different rotation times throughout the week to get them ‘hardened’ to exposure to wind, rain, heat, etc.
Daisy, Justin, Alex and Andreas start new herb seeds now that there is more room on the heating pad table. Dill, parsley, oregano, chive to name a few!
While the rest of the crew were planting herbs in the greenhouse, Dan, Solan and I head outside to plant the first two beds of potatoes. Dan checked the soil temperature before turning it with the broadfork. Solan spread bone meal while Dan proceeded to make some divots for each potato start. It was time to put my phone down and get my hands in some rich, dark dirt!