ave I mentioned before how much I love greenhouse gardening? A farmstead greenhouse allows me extend the season on both ends. Right now it is the work season, I am weeding my beds/rows in conditions that remind me of July gardening outside. Right now I trying to get everything prepped in anticipation of planting warm weather crops in here.
My greenhouse layout consists of six beds the length of the greenhouse with a wide path down the middle and narrower paths between the rows. (Excuse the crude rendition.) I have some leeway how I plant with the exception of rows two and five. I like using the purlins for my tomato twine, so my indeterminate tomatoes get those rows. I save the outside rows (one & six) for crops that like a little less heat, onions, coles, potatoes etc. Rows three and four are great for peppers.
Right now I’m treating most of this space to a summer fallow, and getting ahead of the weeds before planting my warm weather crops. Mostly working on keeping the quackgrass from spreading in from the sidewalls. I can get mesmerized weeding quackgrass in dry soil. Crazy I know. Weeding quackgrass can be purgatory in perennial beds though
The seeding and potting on continues.
Mixing the soil in a wheelbarrow and then filling flats really is a time saver and I don’t waste as much potting soil this way.
Next post: what’s actually growing in the greenhouse besides weeds.