Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Some Nice Plants & Growing in a COVID-19 World

2005 Haist (left) & 1325 Johnson (right)
Finally got plants into the greenhouse today.  Will probably do the other plants tomorrow.  The 2005 Haist and 1325 Johnson are pretty much twins.  Both plants have the same leaf shape, coloring and growth patterns.  If it comes down to it a tie, I'll grow the 2005 Haist, because I'll have a 1325 in the other patch.   I predict both plants will be about the same when it comes to picking the finalist.

I'm about 5-7 days past due for planting.  Between a very, very busy schedule in a
COVID-19 world and still at freezing temperatures lately (29 degrees last night) I've been holding off on planting.   Usually when I put large plants that are a little too big for their pots out on a sunny day they tend to get really droopy and sad looking.  These ones weren't that way however.  After a healthy watering they sprouted right up after a bit and seem pretty happy.  I hope that is a good sign.

I like where my soil is at.  I wish I had tilled in the cover crop a week earlier so it was broke down a little more.  It was the biggest cover crop I ever had at tilling time and as such there was more organic matter than normal.  That isn't a bad thing.  In particular with my sandy soil, but I like all that organic material to be visually fully broken down when planting.

I've got most of the setup in the greenhouse done and feel like I'm in pretty good shape.  Have been warming the soil via the geothermal system the last 4 days and it seems to have done its job.  I was planning on checking the misting system prior to tilling the soil, but I forgot, so I have to hope now there is no troubles with it.

The good news is we are back in the patch and growing again.  Five more months of labor in the patch and we will yield the fruits of our labors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking good.