Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fresh from the Greenhouse

Took these pictures in the greenhouse today after transplanting a bunch of lettuces from cardboard "flats" to paper pots - they were getting too crowded. A bunch is already transplanted in the garden. Some of these are just gorgeous - especially those that got planted outside a few weeks ago - brilliant reds, speckled and spotted leaves... such eye candy!
You can also see some cherry tomatoes poking their noses up despite it being relatively cold still... I'm planning to plant those in pots in greenhouse - to add a few handfuls to salads.

This is called "Violetta Pak Choi" - you can tell I am especially drawn to red/purple varieties of almost any leafy plant - they just make me smile:) I also have two varieties of red okra this year that I hope to plant SOMEWHERE...
This particular Pak Choi has been growing well so far - better than some other varieties I have tried to grow before. I still have a LOT of paper pots to make and a LOT of transplanting to do - and a LOT of bed building so that eventually there is somewhere to transplant all those beautiful plants.
I also bought 2 different black tomato plant seeds, 2 yellow tomato seeds, 3 different eggplant seeds on top of all the great seeds that Tom gave me and what I still have from previous years. It's amazing how long some seeds stay viable! 
Well, that's it for today!

8 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

looking tasty!
Eat your colors- they look so good- I can hardly wait.

Joe and Christy said...

pretty! and y'all are really making something lovely out of that parking lot!

christy

kriips said...

Meredith, isn't it just more fun to eat more colors!!!? Nothing wrong with good old green, but boy, the good old green mixed with some red is something else!
Christy - thanks for all your good words, and all your help getting me started! This is a fun project, and as I grow along with this "post industrial garden" - what we set out to do doesn't seem so daunting anymore!

T.Gray said...

Anne, I wish I had half your energy!!! Your hoop house has made a big difference already, huh? Have a great weekend and hopefully we'll cross paths some time next week. Hey to Adam and kids.
Tom

kriips said...

Funny Tom, that's what I always think - I wish I had the energy that you have! I feel like I THINK way too long before I do anything... and half the time should just go for it... but I guess, thinking doesn't hurt either...
Hoop house has helped, that's for sure, but of course, it's not the most energy efficient structure. still - if you need any plants started - there is plenty of room still! Have a good weekend! Hope to see you next week.

Nancy said...

After looking at all these pictures, and Tom's pizza pictures, I think we should do another Pie Day at STARworks - only it should be pizza! What do you think, Tom?

kriips said...

pizza pie day with fresh ingredients from the garden - baked in the wood kiln:)? I'm in!

Ron said...

Hey Anne, looks like things are getting busy there around the garden. Nice job. See ya sometime soon. Ron