Monday, June 3, 2013

Greenhouse and Garden report

I haven't posted much lately about the greenhouse, but there has been much progress since my first planting of seeds April 25th!
The tomatoes were purchased at a local nursery, but were much smaller when I transplanted into their containers.   And the lettuce were the first seeds I planted in April.... really, the lettuce was my main reason for wanting to have the greenhouse built!  I love salads, and wanted to be able to grow my own salad fixings! 
I harvested my first little pile of lettuce leaves this morning to add to my lunch... can't wait to try it out!

The radishes, shown on the right above, were planted in the same time frame as the lettuce.  I may be able to harvest some soon!  On the left are some basil seedlings and bell pepper... both in the early stages of development, but coming along nicely.
Above are some cukes I planted in a raised planter the other day... they spent their formative days in the greenhouse, but the weather is warmer now and they should do well in this environment.  I have them well protected from the prairie dogs and elk, and have a trellis in place to train them on.  Right now, I have a strip of shade cloth clamped to the trellis to protect the cukes from the intense sunlight... we have sun for at least 6 hours a day, and it gets pretty warm!
Yesterday, I brought home some color to add to several planters: 


 It's a start, but I think I'll be bringing more home soon!  Monsoon season will be here before you know it, and then the yard will be bloomin' all over!


Lynda said...

Judy, It's looking good! Love all your rocks.

tiedyejudy said...

Me too, Lynda! I have my eye on a really big one in front of our property, but it's going to take some real muscle to transplant it!

Sherrie Spangler said...

Your colorful flowers look good! I remember those July monsoon rains and great lightning displays when we lived in El Paso. Is that when you get your rain?

Carol said...

Very inspiring Judy! You've created a perfect way to draw inspiration for your art while being able to feed your family... a win/win!