Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hive Construction

Spent today putting together the hive bodies and will get some paint on them in a couple of days. The bees are suppose to arrive around the 20th of April. Got some 55 gallon black plastic barrels for passive solar collectors in the greenhouse to help maintain the temp at night.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stuff is happening, spring is in the air.

Lots of sprouting going on. Even the dill which takes up to 14 days. I'm trying some new heirloom tomato's varieties. Green Zebra, Mortgage Lifter, Stupice and Gold Nugget. Just got back from another canning class at the Extension Office, this one was canning meat and veggies. Also picked up my hive boxes and will be putting them together this weekend.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Canning Fish

Took a class last night at the Cooperative ext. on canning fish. This would be a great alternative to freezer burned salmon in January. Plus I plan on dip-netting this year and the freezer might not be big enough. Also the home economist gave lots of info on smoking the fish which I haven't been doing right. Next week they offer a class on canning meat and veggies.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More seeds starting

Planted another flat, tomatoes and purple cone flower.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Seed Starting

Planted a flat of sugar peas, kale, mustard greens, dill, radicchio, endive, eggplant and tomato.