Here is it February the first and the little tomatoes, peppers and lettuce are already popping up under the grow lights. We are trying to get a jump on Spring because things seem to get behind with no effort at all. So, we are preparing to transplant the new seedlings into the hoop house as soon as we think they will survive the cold nights.
This year, we plan give the baby plants a baby blanket – a floating row cover to keep them safe from frost. Wish us luck with that. If we succeed, there will be lettuce and tomatoes for your Spring salad!
The new pullets are just starting to lay their cute little eggs. We added some Welsummers and Easter eggers to fortify our colorful mix of free-range, pastured eggs.