Monday, May 3, 2010

Trying something new

Sunday afternoon I moved some more seedlings out into the raised bed. Kale, lettuce,endive, broccoli, radichio and mustard greens. I was not sure if this was early for my area so I made sure to cover it with some left over sheeting from the greenhouse. Also I took some old dark colored wine bottles and filled them with water and hope they will act as mini solar collectors during the day and provide some heat at night. I will let you know in a future post which bottles work better, the whites or the reds wines. Also did my first hive check since last week and things look okay. I spotted the queen, though I'm not sure she was laying any eggs yet. The workers are building the comb on the foundation. So as far as my inexperience tells me everything is fine.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Roywasilla,

    I am also ready to set out some plants. Today I will start to harden off the artichokes, brassicas, leeks and lettuce. Too many plants! Good luck. I also use jars - old gallon size pickle jars.