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Greenhouse #2 Progress

"This is a lot like work."

We are making progress on the second greenhouse.  Bill and Ron have the raised beds in, paths dug out and weed barrier laid out in center isle.  Soil from the pathways went into the raised beds.  Next comes the wood chips down the isles and soil amendment added to our “red soil.”

 

 

 

 

Color-coded raised beds.

Beds are color-coded to help when giving directions to “helpers” on what to do where.  My job comes next week.  Time to plant the mixed greens seeds for winter harvest.

We’ve got a nice crop of melons going in the first greenhouse.  They love the heat in there.

Greenhouse #2 Started

Bill and Ron got started on the new greenhouse this week.  Posts concreted into holes – drying for the time-being. Next phase is to put up arches.

You can see greenhouse #1 to the right.  Guess who has more work once it is up?  Looks like we will be in the mixed greens business.

Tomatoes pruned, tired and “soaker hosed”

Got the tomatoes pruned, tied up and soaker hoses  laid out.  Corn was knee high by the fourth, so there is hope.

Summer time in Oregon has officially started.

Transplanting underway

Transplanted another bed of mixed green starts today: Super Gourmet blend and Winter Mix blend in this bed.  They were started under grow lights inside the house.

This bed of mixed greens is at various stages of growth.  The greens in the back were started in the house and transplanted over a month ago.  The right front section transplanted about two weeks ago.  The small patches of little greens were started from seed over a month ago; just not warm enough for them to grow quickly yet.

 

Mixed Greens

“Delicious micro-greens, mustard greens, and young salad greens.  These are grown in flats and harvested right from the flats.  They are light and delicate and get packaged in a different bag than the mixed greens from the garden.  The smaller greens mature under grow lights and get a couple of days outside to harden off.  The second flat is 1 lb. of mixed greens going to a customer this week.”

1 lb mixed greens