chilly night ahead for my hoop house

Our forecast says 30F tonight. Chilly for my little seedlings. I put the trays on the cement floor and covered them with a couple layers of row cover. I hope that’s OK for them.
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the first seedlings in my hoop house

Starting Seeds
I moved several trays of seedlings to my hoop house on Monday. This morning they are looking really happy. Having plants in there has made the air nice and humid. I can feel it when I walk in. It’s wonderful. No need to have my heat mats on yet as…
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sowing cabbage-family plants

Starting Seeds
I sowed a couple trays of Brassicaceae (cabbage-family plants) today. My list of what I planted is at this link. You can also access my planting schedule from the header under “Skippy’s Garden Info”.
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my empty hoop-house is warming up

Garden Structures
In the bright sun and near 60F weather this past weekend, my little hoop-house was heating up. It’s 80F in the picture taken mid-afternoon on Sunday. The vents open automatically at 80, so the temperature doesn’t go above that. I hope I can figure out how to use my hoop-house…
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red-winged blackbirds arrive

Watching the Seasons
I was so happy to go down to my garden and hear the red-winged blackbirds had arrived. There were many of them all around the pond, singing away. I wish I could get a picture of them. A flock of Canada geese arrived yesterday and are adding their honking to…
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onion, herb, and lavender seedlings

Starting Seeds
I brought all my little seedlings out onto a table for a picture. They are now back under the lights on their shelves. I particularly like the tiny oregano seedlings. I think they are the smallest. They germinated very well and I will have to thin them soon. With seedlings…
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my seed planting list for 2020

Starting Seeds
It’s always so exciting to start planting seeds! One month left to winter (which is a really mild on for us here in southern New England), and my little seedlings are popping up. I’ll continue to add to this post as I plant seeds this season. For some flowers and…
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Skippy’s planting calendar apps

Planning the Garden
I was asked about my planting calendar apps the other day. They are being completely re-coded and updated. I’m updating all dates, adding vegetables, and other new features. I’m moving some planting dates a week or so earlier or later, based on my recent experience and some training classes. While…
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my onions are sown!

Root Vegetables, Starting Seeds
I always look forward so much to the first day of planting seeds. For me, that’s TODAY, February 5!! Seeds in the onion family are my the first vegetable to go in. I planted nine 6-packs. I like to grow a lot of onions for myself and I also plant…
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my mom’s Florida garden

---, Mom and Dad's Garden
I visited my mother in Florida last week. She spends the winter in the sun and warmth (in the Naples area) and it only makes sense for me to share some of that with her. Years ago, we gave her a small Grow Box on wheels. She always fills this…
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weeks until my last spring frost




"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens - the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." — Katherine S. White

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