April 30th update


Arugula has began to sprout in spite of -20c temperatures overnight.

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April 26th Update


Weather has turned cold in the last week or so.

Outside

Planted some lettuce and nasturtium seeds about 3 weeks ago, and then some more of both about a week or so ago in the greenhouse. Also planted some arugula see in a box on the deck – covered with plastic – this past Monday. Pretty cold at night though.

Inside

Tomatoes are doing alright. Most came up. May seed a few more or not bother. I don’t know. Planted a bunch of basil seeds last Sunday.

September 30th Arugula Crop


I seeded the soil about 4 weeks or so before. Covered them much of the time as September was cold – temps as low as minus 8C. Harvested the Arugula on September 30th. Nice to see that is possible to grow something up here in September – especially when the temps were well below average.

Tomato Harvest Early September


I had to pull all the tomatoes earlier than I expected (first week of September). Some got hit with a bit of frost. Ended up leaving quite a few behind. Next year I think I’m going to chop the entire plant (Tiny Tims) and bring it inside instead of trying to pick them. This summer was cold and not that sunny. Harvest appeared pretty good but in the greenhouse many of the medium sized tomatoes were pretty small.