Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Journal June 19, 2013

The first day of summer is right around the corner and the greenhouse is really doing well.  The tomatoes are setting fruit and growing nicely, as are the cucumbers.  

Growing two different varieties of cucumbers, side by side, is not presenting any problems at all.  Each variety is doing its own thing, producing exactly what they are supposed to produce.

A few of the tropical seeds that have germinated have been planted in 3" pots and moved to the greenhouse.  Growing tropicals should be a fun project, and the seeds are not all that expensive. 

As our spring has been cool and wet, the plants in the garden, which were started on the same day, are not doing well at all.  The tomatoes in the garden are only about a foot high, compared to the plants in the greenhouse, which are on their forth truss. 

The garden cucumbers are about the same, while the plants in the greenhouse have reached the top of the trellis and are starting for the ridge support in the center.  

There is definitely an advantage to protective growing, for sure.

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