Is It Spring Yet?

What a very long winter it has seemed this year. Although today is the Spring Equinox, I'm wondering when spring will actually arrive. I'm still tucking plants in under frost covers at night and running up to the greenhouse to check the temps and consider turning on the heater to keep all of my seedlings warm. But I'm getting ahead of myself here. I haven't told you about all that I've been doing in the last few months. First, we finally completed the greenhouse. I really thought I would collapse from exhaustion before we made it, but after working in the biting winter cold day after day (and developing a w...
What a very long winter it has seemed this year. Although today is the Spring Equinox, I'm wondering when spring will actually arrive. I'm still tucking plants in under frost covers at night and running up to the greenhouse to check the temps and consider turning on the heater to keep all of my seedlings warm. But I'm getting ahead of myself her...

Seed Starting on a Grand Scale

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. --Henry David Thoreau When I first really became interested in gardening, I began to dream of a vegetable garden. I purchased a book or two, read them diligently, and declared myself fully trained in starting plants from seed. I bought seed starting trays and packets of seeds and spent an afternoon carefully dropping a little seed into each module. Within a weeks, the seeds had sprouted and lovely lit...
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.                                                  --Henry David Thoreau When I first really became interested in gardening, I began to...