It’s all about bed preparation for me right now. This shows my SFG beds covered in plastic. The first bed in the foreground, which isn’t covered, is my asparagus bed. No need to cover that. Then you can see my 2X16 bed on the left, my 4X16 bed on the right, followed by my covered leaves. You can’t see what’s behind that-an uncovered 3X3 strawberry bed, but then you can see a covered 4X4 box. If you look hard enough you’ll see a tomato tower in the back. That’s a 1X4′ box that I use for 8 heads of lettuce and vertical crops like tomatoes, pole beans or squash. That’s covered too. I’ve got a bunch of things ready to go out into the garden, but a few of the boxes aren’t quite ready yet. These were the boxes that were in the shade all winter and have been de-thawed in the past week or so. I’m holding off on putting anything in the garden right now. Starting tomorrow(Tuesday)we have snow in the forecast for seven days straight. I was starting to get bothered about this, but I have to remind myself, it’s still February. What a bummer. I’m thinking after that we should see a marked improvement in the evening temperatures. So right now I’m sprouting all kinds of lettuce seeds, pac choi, arugula, radicchio, and swiss chard. My two early tomato plants are about 8 inches high right now and looking very good. They’re especially made to grow in greenhouses, which these will go into later this week. In a couple of weeks I’ll be starting to post youtube instructional videos. I’ll start at the beginning and move on from there-how to construct a good box, gathering items for the compost bin, making the perfect soil, making a grid, etc. I hope you’ll come back to visit.
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