So, it is happening, nights are warmer, days even more so. It really is all about the weather first, then the food. We can’t have one without the other. Well, we can but lighting gets very expensive.
We’re spending most of our time re-arranging right now, moving shelves from garage to greenhouse in anticipation of indoor trays of pepper plants finally joining the rest of the greenhouse plants. When you start seeds in January and actively baby them every day, you definitely don’t want to lose them to the cold in April. The tomatoes we started from seed in the Greenhouse are doing great. We’ve been up-potting some of them every few days. We’ve added more tables over the empty boxes to house more seedling trays. Every day I check the soil in the rows in case it’s ready to get to work – nope, not yet, maybe this weekend – high of 20 degrees! And sunny too! But make no mistake, the frost blankets are not put away yet, just in case. I don’t really trust that weatherman, do you?
|these guys really want to grow outside - soon babies, soon|
|salad greens are happy with the sunny, yet cool days|
|kale we brought into the greenhouse in December|
is looking foward to being back outside this month
|wheat grass, peas shoots et al, some of the food we'll |
bring to the Fair with us on Sunday
I like to teach you something each post so here goes.
Heather told me about using honey to stop a cut from bleeding. I often remove sections of my knuckles or fingers while moving shelves and trays or cutting vegetables with good sharp implements. So, yesterday I slashed my thumb, not sure how, but there it was bleeding. I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try Heather's honey tip. So, I grabbed a tissue, wrapped my finger with it, headed for the kitchen, scooped up a teeny bit of honey and put it on the cut - it stopped bleeding right away AND it stopped hurting. How have I not known about this up to now? I knew about honey for bee stings, but not for cuts.
Anyway, there you have it, it works.
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Until next post, have a great every day.