Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Post for 2010

The lights are all setup in the greenhouse and I covered the shelves with reflective emergency blankets to keep in the heat and light. I'm all ready to start my seeds. 2011 growing season here I come!

As for bed 3 I started the "water" project yesterday but it started to get so cold out I had to come in. I'll try and get it completed this weekend.

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bed 4 - Strawberries - Greenhouse

I finished installing the water line in bed 4 today. I just need to add the drip lines once I know what I'm going to plant in this bed. I still need to install the water line in bed 3. That one will take some thought as the water source is about two feet from the bed unlike beds 2 and 4 which were right next to the beds.

Bed 4

 I transplanted some of my strawberries into the 2x3 foot bed next to the kitchen and covered them with bird netting to keep the squirrels and mice out.

New Strawberry Bed

We were able to get the second greenhouse setup right before the next rain storm hit this afternoon.


Sweet Husband built two sets of shelves for me while I was working on bed 4. All I need to do now is setup the lights and I will be ready to start my seeds.

Inside second greenhouse
Tomorrow I hope to get bed 3 done and install the lights in the greenhouse.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bed 1 Clean Up

The holidays are behind us and the 2011 growing season is right around the corner. I spent the day out in the sun pulling the tomato plants out of bed 1. Below are before and after photos.

Bed 1 before

Bed 1 after

Now I need to figure out what I'm going to plant in there. I was thinking maybe summer squash.

With this week off on vacation I'm going to get my popup greenhouse setup for seed starting. I will also finish adding water lines into the beds and turning the compost bin. All weather permitting.

In other garden news the avocado tree is doing very well and is putting out a lot of new growth.

 The banana has also been putting on new growth. This spring I will try to separate two of the pups from the mother plant and re-pot them into their own containers. I'm hoping this will help the mother fruit this next summer.


The ginger on the other hand is not doing as well. I'm hoping it will put out new shoots once the weather warms up.
That is it for now.. Need to go plan my 2011 garden :-)