Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tea Party (and we're mulching tomorrow, Thursday, at 5:45pm)

Jeff and I worked in the greenhouse to have a little tea party for the seedlings.  Worm casting (worm poop) tea, actually.  The seedlings are doing the best they can in the tough environment of the greenhouse, but they needed some food (the signs are that their color is off and their leaves are too small).   A cup or two of worm castings in a bucket of water makes for a good organic fertilizer.  I've found that straining the tea is important, to screen out excess cellulose fibers from the newspaper bedding. 

We'll see how it goes, but I predict we'll see them green up a bit in a few days.  If not, we might need to give some more in a few days.

It seems like they've been handling the cool nights pretty well--it got down to 45 in the greenhouse last night (with the heat on). 

Tomorrow, Thursday, we'll be spreading mulch on the garden itself, starting around 5:45pm (I think it'll take an hour or so).  If you're in the area and want to hang out and get a tiny bit of a workout, please stop by.

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