Greenhouse Memories Spring 2013

Hi Everyone! Here are some pictures of my now “retired” vegetable operation that I promised from last year. As shared previously, I have transferred my energies primarily over to Alpines (…with some offerings of excess vegetable seeds to keep up our collection…) Small blessings…that I won’t need all the indoor space, as mature Alpines are grown outdoors (poor babies). With 4 to 5 feet of snow over them, I am wondering if “voles” are having a heyday underneath! Think positive!

Comments beneath each picture hopefully explains what is happening within. The first pic shows just a small inventory of what I had to germinate each spring (in the house basement). Later would follow more waves in the smaller GH., as the weather permitted. I am sooo relieved that I do not have to do this all THIS spring, as it is possibly one of the latest and worse years we have ever seen.

A cute ball of fur entered one day into my small GH and provided me with some much needed entertainment and diversion…L0L! It took 2 of us to catch him, until he got stuck under the bench and then it was game over.

Where it all Began!

Where it all Began!

Tomato Starters

Tomato Starters

Grandma Grouch being busy!

Grandma Grouch being busy!

What's this cutie doing in my GH?

What’s this cutie doing in my GH?

Main Seed Load is Ready

Main Seed Load is Ready

Some Extra Tomato Seed

Some Extra Tomato Seed

Time to re-write the sign!

Time to re-write the sign!

Cuks, muskmelons and watermelons

Cuks, muskmelons and watermelons

Some Ground Cherry Plants

Some Ground Cherry Plants

Seed Potatoes just arrived!

Seed Potatoes just arrived!

Plants are almost ready!

Plants are almost ready!

Herbs are looking Fine!

Herbs are looking Fine!

How about some real sun?

How about some real sun?

Peppers looking Hot!

Peppers looking Hot!

Time to set my Babies free!

Time to set my Babies free!

Onions basking in their own aroma.

Onions basking in their own aroma.

Whoops! Getting awful hot in here!

Whoops! Getting awful hot in here!


2 Comments

Paula Selby

Was looking for info on sushyk cucumber- yours was the only site other than another Manitoban that had anything- cudos!

I have been growing cool breeze pickle cukes for years and like the texture/ look of the skin; I’ve recently fallen in with seed savers and want a op version- hope sushyk is the one.

Also – great tomato list!

Mandy Botincan

Thanks Paula, I would recommend Delikatesse for its smooth skin and fine texture (if harvested early). Mandy


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