Saturday, May 5, 2012
I wanted to plant tomorrow. I'm not sure it's wise, though. In my house are more than a few flowering tomato plants, and lots and lots of zucchini and squash that need to go in the ground. But the ground, per say, is still pretty liquid. Not quite feeling it at this point. I think it's just too damn cold. The tunnel was about 40 today because the door was open. So today I installed a door latch. Good. Now it's just a matter of getting the sides buttoned down more securely. I dream high tunnel stuff - row sizes, soil amendments, etc.... But the bottom line is, I don't think it's ready for planting yet. But soon! A couple more sunny days to warm up the soil and burn off the final soggy spots and we're in business. Tomorrow I think we'll lay out the rows and add some fun stuff to the soil (not before I take samples, though.) And then it's just a waiting game. We've had the plastic up for two weeks and there was 2-3 feet in the entire thing at that point. Now it's all dirt/mud. Patience. That again! Our first Wwoofer of the season, Joe from Germany, is here. He's been doing a fantastic job and fits in really well with our family - a good sense of humor is always the best thing for fitting in. And he likes my bread. That's good, too. More folks coming through the summer - it's going to be a good year, I think.