Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Great Winter Sowing Project, 2010 edition

Last year for the first time, I tried winter sowing. It was a huge success, so this year, I'm expanding my efforts to include herbs and veggies. Today, I planted tomatoes, 20-something varieties of heirlooms!

One group almost ready to go to the garden cart. They've been planted, but not taped up.

The garden cart loaded with tomato jugs.

The winter sowing area of the yard. There are some annuals, perennials, and herbs in addition to the maters in those jugs.

I would've planted more, but I ran out of prepared jugs. I have 2 more 33 gal. bags full of milk, vinegar, and distilled water jugs, just have to get the DH to cut the drain holes, vent/water holes and then cut them for planting. I still have bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, and lots of perennials to plant!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Potato Update

We have survived more freezing temps and SNOW, a foot of the white stuff, and it's time to get busy planting the taters. However, the Handy Husband promised to make me a couple more potato planters. It's only happening in my imagination..... Soooooo, the taters are hanging out on top of my hutch in the kitchen. I moved them to cardboard egg cartons so they could get more air circulation. I took them down today to check on them and this is what they looked like.

The Purple Vikings (right) and Red Norlands (on the left)

The Banana Fingerlings (in the background) and the Kennebecs (foreground)

Green growth is good!

Twins on the Purple Vikings

I hope to get them cut in the next day or so and in their containers by the weekend. I must motivate the husband first, though.