Pop Quiz!

Since Kris is off this week I decided I would double up on posts and change the format a little bit. Below are an assortment of cones (and one non conifer).  Can you give all 7 common names (or scientific for bonus points)?     Try to identify them all, and if you can’t; then […]

Snow Seeding revisited

Well… Here are the results of a very early (for us) seeding.  As I mentioned a couple weeks ago in my post, Snow Seeding, I started two lettuce and two spinach varieties, and the light was just right so I also started some Artichoke ‘Imperial Star’ and Swiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’.  Using a blend of Fine Germination […]

Bring on spring

We’ve made room in the propagating house for trays of seedlings. We’ve ordered new tools and can’t wait to use them. We’re ready. Raring to go. Fingers tapping. Meanwhile, there’s nothing better than a bucket of sticks. Except maybe an organized potting bench. Or a bag of ladybugs. Or a trip to the Philadelphia Flower […]

In-House Edging

While I may have jumped the gun a bit posting about seed starting last week, I did want to get everyone thinking about preparing for spring…and frankly I needed motivation to see past winter’s grip.  Fortunately, we have lots to still keep us busy, and currently we are producing in great numbers homemade concrete block […]

A sow-called spring

I haven’t spotted any crocus, snowdrops or early daffs blooming yet, and I know the calendar says spring is still a whole month away, but in the greenhouse the growing season officially kicked off yesterday. We call spring as soon as the garden volunteers start coming back to work and when we sow sweet peas. […]