All posts by Derek

Start Seedlings

Today the girls have planted 50 seeds in the tray. Tiffany: Pumpkin, Sweetie Cherry Tomato Odelia: Ace Tomamto and Golden Pepper Sonia: Chinese cabbage and Butternut squash Derek: Stupice Tomato, Riesentraube Tomato, Yellow Cherry Tomato and Cabbage Still some flurries today.

Landscape Fabric

We purchsed some landscape fabric from Costco at 40 for 4’x220′. I think this is the cheapest everywhere. The quality is commerical grade. We have started to clean our garden. Because there is too much weed, we are going to use the fabric to cover and kill the weed until the planting time. We also put some spoiled hay over the fabric to prevent direct sun. We will start our seedling within 2 weeks. This year we have purchased some tomato seeds from TerraEdible and some oriental seeds from Veseys. New crop we are trying this year are potatoes and strawberries (also from Veseys).

Our barn pump needs repaired

Due to my ignorence, I turned off the heat at the shed where our barn pump is located. I thought the insulation is enough to fend off the cold but BIG MISTAKE. The pump is damaged because of the frozen water inside and water is leaking from it. Have it fixed today at around 400 for a rebuild model. Hydro bill is going to go up 🙁