Moving up Seedlings

Ken is always starting plants – greens, herbs like cilantro that bolts, etc  When he is unsure of the germination rate, he sows in trays, and then moves to soil blocks       He makes the soil blocks           He then moves the tiny seedlings into the soil blocks, fills with soil, waters and once they are large enough they go out in the garden or field.  This means thinning …

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Flowers from Friends

Each season as flowers bloom I remember which kind friend shared them from her garden.  Right now I have two from my friend Lesa from at least twenty five years ago.  One is a bicolor     and the other is a beautiful lavender           This one is from Janette.             So, in addition to beautiful flowers, I have deep gratitude and beautiful memories

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Pea Fence Is Up

One of the annual tasks here is putting up the pea fence.  Peas are a relatively short season crop.  Their production varies with weather.  Too warm and they simply give up.  So putting up that pea fence is an act of faith     I have ordered several different varieties over the years.  I keep hoping there is one that really doesn’t need a fence. In my over twenty years of picking, I can emphatically …

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