Monday, April 06, 2009

The Amaranth has Sprouted!

Back in February I posted about my milk jug cloches that I had planted seeds in as far back as January. The Oriental Spinach and Chinese Kale succeeded, but the slugs got to my lettuce, and the amaranth just never sprouted. Now, here it is 3 months later. I went out to clean out the jugs and try replanting the amaranth. I was sure I had done something wrong, since I was completely guessing on how to sprout them. See, the instructions are all in Chinese. I opened up the neglected jug, that had been out in freezing temperatures and not watered, because I assumed there was nothing growing. I opened up the jug and to my surprise the amaranth has finally sprouted! I'm so excited! In fact, some of the romaine lettuce has sprouted as well. So I planted some more lettuce, and put slug bait around it this time. When the sprouts get big enough to take pictures, I'll post some. Right now they'd be nothing but tiny green blurs.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Cold Frames

My husband and I have been talking about building Cold Frames for a couple of years now. Well, he got motivated a few days ago, and so far this is his masterpiece:

It's big! And I'm wondering how we're going to get this through the door out to the yard. This will prove to be a comedy of errors, I am quite sure. I'm not looking forward to helping him move it, but I am very excited to get some plants going.

Stay tuned for the "big move". I'll have to hand my camera over to my daughter so she can document what should prove to be quite hilarious. I sure hope that glass doesn't break between the garage and the other side of the house!