Seedling Problems and Transplants

Seedlings that are not growing as rapidly, yellowing of lower leaves and overall not looking healthy can be signs of root bound plants, nitrogen deficiency, insect infestation or a soil mix that needs an aeration component. Since the weather for most of us has been cooler than normal, moving them outside has not been possible … Continue reading Seedling Problems and Transplants

Seedling Soil Mix, Seedlings

Several people have asked me over the years what soil media I use to start my seedlings. I loosely follow Eliot Coleman's method listed in his book New Organic Grower. If you are not familiar with Coleman this link on Coleman  gives a  brief description. He is the father of cold season or four season gardening and one … Continue reading Seedling Soil Mix, Seedlings

Veggies are Ready, Hummus too

  Produce coming in, some powdery mildew on the cucumbers and succession planting is ongoing.  Plus it's time to process peppers and beans for the freezer.  The flowers are at their peak. Summertime unfortunately is winding down. The hardneck garlic has been harvested, dried and trimmed. Next up I'll process some of it with olive … Continue reading Veggies are Ready, Hummus too