Sunday, April 25, 2010

So much is about to happen.

Things are getting ready to pop. Tomato seedlings are getting to about 2 feet tall, broccoli is in need of a transplant, my wifes African violets are developing blooms and as I was walking around yesterday trying to clean up from winter I noticed the Delphiniums have green shoots already 6 inches above the mulch I put around them last fall.

Started getting the raised beds tilled and ready, mixed in some compost from some compost piles I started a few years ago. The piles are still frozen in the center but the edges are thawing and I run that through a screen to get the fine stuff. I toss the bigger chunks back into another pile that should be ready in the fall.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The bees are here.

Picked up the bees today. The pictures are of my friends hives. I did mine first but didn't get any pictures, so i went over to his place and got some shots of his hiving his bees. Everything went well and I checked a few hours later and they seemed to be coming and going orienting to the surrounding area.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More transplanting.

Did some more transplanting of kale, mustard greens, broccolli and other plants into larger pots. Also picked up more bee equipment. Bees will be picked up next Saturday and will be "hived" later that day. I bought this compost bin last fall at the UAF Farm on Trunk road and have been filling it with kitchen waste alternated with some old hay through out the winter. It warms up pretty good when the sun is on it, I don't expect anything out of it till at least mid summer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Finishing touches.

Put the final coat of paint on my hive bodies today and transplanted some of my tomato seedlings.