Weekend update

Chickens The biggest news is with the chickens – they are finally outside in their pen!!! It has been a real killer trying to get the pen finished. Had to cut the roofing by hand, trim off the edges, and re-staple…

One (large) step backwards

Something has happened to half of my tomato plants. Not sure what, yet, but it doesn’t look good. Decided to trim off all the sickly looking leaves; there were  a lot of them. Fingers crossed the rest survive. On…

Where there’s life, there’s hope

After the transplant, quite a few of the seedlings looked like they probably wouldn’t make it. With the right conditions, though, they’ve recovered. A good lesson for life as well as plants :) Now…

Just for reference

This is closer to what my tomato plants should look like at this point. Got some plants from the gardeners I’m learning from :)…

The survivors

Rule #1 for seeds: Use proper soil. The wrong kind of soil makes it impossible for water to penetrate to the roots. Add that to peat pots being naturally prone to disintegration and it becomes very hard to keep plants…