Tag: garden

Easy garden hoops for low tunnel shade

We came up with this simple way of making a small hoop house for lettuce a couple of years ago. It uses lengths of 3/4 inch PVC and 1 inch PVC to make the hoops. I’ll buy snap clips from Johnny’s to attach some shade cloth as it gets warmer.

Legitimate leaves! Day 15

It’s been a few days since I’ve looked at my tomato seedlings, and I’m excited to see that so many of them are looking so good! Several of the seedlings that I thought weren’t going to come up have come up. Right now only the two Italian Roma pucks remain barren. I think they probably

Tomato seedlings – Day 6

Hooray! Most of my tomatoes have sprouted! The Italian Roma has not sprouted any, but all the others have at least one sprout. Once Stupice and one Mortgage Lifter haven’t sprouted yet. But other than that I’m really happy with the success on these tomato seedlings. Last year I put the tomato seedlings under the

Tomatoes planted

After last year’s disaster, I decided to try again growing my own tomatoes from seed.  This year I’ve planted six varieties: Stupice (blue label) Mortgage Lifter (purple label) Bush Steak Hybrid (yellow label) Cherokee Purple (purple label) Italian Grape – unknown variety (green label) Italian Roma – unknown variety (green label) My little stakes are