Garden crazy

It’s bee unbelievably hot outside lately, and I’ve gone garden crazy. We’ve started planting quite a bit and I hope it doesn’t freeze. The overnight low temp has been 15C, so I think we’ll be safe. We bought three apple trees, 2 grape vines, and some berry bushes this year.

I finished the soffits and fascia, and the scaffolding is on the way down.

Our old Jetta is toast, the right rear shock tower has broken/rusted free from the body and is non-repairable by my standards, it’s time to fix our newer Jetta, it needs a motor rebuild as #4 has low compression.

I built a cold frame and have moved 90% of the plants into it.

Starting seeds indoors

I’ve started an indoor garden until we can plant the regular plants outside, we have already seeded the plants that will survive the cold outside.

Here are the numbers from last week:

  • 37 Bush Beefsteak improved tomatoes

  • 47 F1 Hybrid cherry tomatoes mixed

  • 15 Roma tomatoes

  • 180 Tiny Tim tomatoes

  • 16 Cool breeze Cucumbers

  • 7 Small black Zucchini

  • 2 Pumpkins

  • 1 Peanut

  • 32 Asian Long Beans

  • 2 Cabbages

  • 20 Broccoli

  • 20 Asparagus

  • 5 Crimson Sweet Watermelon

I was taking them all outside every day and bringing them in at night, but since I’ve transplanted them into individual containers from the starting trays I’m now running 2 x 400W Metal Halide lights over then for 16 Hours a day.