Tuesday, November 9, 2010

fall planting

lettuce and kale starts, mustards,
arugula and spinach seeds
This past week I planted two 70x5 foot beds. One may wonder, in November? in the rainy NW? Well, yes! I planted seedlings-varieties of lettuce, kale, and tatsoi- I'd started in our greenhouse at home. And as a bit of an experiment, I planted seeds of mustard, lettuce, spinach, arugula and more!

Briana, so happy to be volunteering!

The crucial factor is that these rows are under plastic. Last Friday, with help of my friend, Briana, we set up cloches (a term for a covering that extends the growing season) made of PVC and 6mil greenhouse plastic over those two rows.
the final product

So far so good! When I checked on them yesterday- the seedlings were doing well and the arugula had already sprouted! I will keep you updated on this experiment.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Amazing....I love watching Bluehouse Greenhouse becoming GREEN!
    Mom ( Milo says hi!)