Friday, March 22, 2013

Long Day at Work...

It 8:30 at night and I have yet to process the greens for market tomorrow. I'm wondering if I get up early I can do it then... Luckily Pam helped me load the van with everything but the plants. It is still too cold at night to load in the evening. Can't wait for warmer weather when I can just load everything and relax on Friday night.

The market I am going to tomorrow is not a real early bird one. I don't have to be set up and ready until 8:30am but I think I'll leave the house at 7:30 - the market is only 10 minutes away. There seemed to be an issue getting a booth, as many of the farmers are starting to come back with their Easter plants. I had hoped some more of the cyclamen would pop into bloom but no luck. Got to fertilize with some bloom builder on Sunday. I'll have the houseplants who are protesting the chill in the greenhouse and 3 flats of herb plants. Will load them at the last minute tomorrow.

Pam and I worked all day today from 10am to 4pm - a long day for us. It does take me a half hour to go get Pam and then take her home so add a couple hours to that total. We started in the Big OC greenhouse and transplanted babies. I harvested the aforementioned greens for market and we watered. Did Shasta daisy Snowdrift, Red Carnations, Lupines, Achillea Summer Berries and Broccoli. We have lots more seedlings to transplant and Vicki's greenhouse is maxed out for space. Got to get a couple more shelves for my greenhouse and am praying for warmer nighttime temperatures so some of these plants can go outside on the benches in my yard.

Went next to Vicki's greenhouse and potted up the rest of the Walter's Gardens shipment. Salmon poppies, yellow Corydalis, lemon Heuchera, a purple and white Viola, blue False Indigo and Brunnera Jack Frost. Potted 72 of the Brunnera which was a hit last season so I don't think I'm in danger of running out. Will be selling those at bargain prices - just $4.00 for a 4 1/2" pot. Can't beat the price.

Brunnera Jack Frost

Corydalis lutea

Lettuce Mix almost ready to harvest
Joining Tootsie for fertilizer Friday again this week. Check out her blog and all the other bloggers who join the party.


  1. I'd love to be there and look at all the plants and buy a bunch. Corydalis is a self-planted wildflower in my garden. One year it just showed up, after the power company killed off that across the road under the power lines. It found hospitality here.

    That lettuce looks tasty.

  2. Oh Nell, I would love to have you. Love the story of corydalis - it was probably bird-planted!

  3. I would love to have a job that meant I was always in my greenhouse! Your post today was great!
    Thanks for linking in this week...I hope to see you again soon!
    I am sharing this post on Tootsie Time facebook page!
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  4. Margaret, What a lot of work! I didn't start gardening until I retired, so don't feel I have the energy now to do what you are doing. A great way to spend your 'young' days, though. Enjoyable blog! P. x

  5. Thanks Tootsie and Pam - it is work but the work is a labor of love. I work with a great best friend and we laugh and enjoy our days. Sometimes the days just run longer than others. Thanks for the support!


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