Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring in the Greenhouse

It is a perfect day for catching up in the greenhouse. Cool outside and sunny, so nicely warm under the plastic. This first picture is of the transplants I am growing. Underneath them is horse manure, more soil, and then you can see one of the wire wickets I put up for really cold nights and draped clear plastic over that. I have several kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of peppers, cabbages, broccoli, zinnias, marigolds, and Basil . I plan to transplant them into little paper pots, at least some of them, today.

Here is a view out the door.

And looking the other direction...

Some carrots I harvested for dinner.

And lots of nice Swiss Chard. This time of year, since I planted it last August, it starts to try to go to seed. I just cut those bolting stalks off and keep eating it. It will continue to produce all summer long. I love Swiss Chard. It tastes a lot like spinach and is much less fussy.


  1. So it tastes like spinach? Do you treat it like spinach? The way you cook it and use it and stuff?

  2. My chard is trying to go to seed. I didn't know it would keep producing if I cut off the seed stalk! I'm going to give it a whirl. I chopped my chard down last night and cooked up Alice Water's gratin. OMG it is so good!


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