It is time for week 2 of "What I'm Planting". This week I'm planting cabbage. We do things a little different with cabbage and all brassicas, we use soil blocks.
Ah, soil blocks, I am so grateful for you! You are so affective, and the way you reduce the use of plastic is spot on!
This week we released ladybugs into the greenhouse to help control aphids. This is a safe and effective alternative to chemicals. Ladybug larvae will consume 400 medium sized aphids during it's development to the pupal stage. An adult ladybug can eat as much as 5,000 aphids during it's lifetime! 5,000 aphids in a year, that's impressive!
We have been having so much fun in the greenhouse. We are so blessed and so grateful to have it! This is our first spring growing in it and everything has been going really well. I hope you enjoy the video! I've had a cold so please overlook all my sniffles.
How to Grow Stronger Onion Starts
Do you grow onions from seeds or do you use onions sets? Onions sets give you a jump start but for just a little more work you can grow onions from seed and greatly broaden the variety which you are able to grow. Don't be intimidated, I'm about to share a little secret with you to help you get the strongest onions starts for an abundant harvest! First let me tell you a little about what kinds of onions we are growing at Rolling Hills Farm.
So long, so long. It has been so long since we did an update on the greenhouse. I wanted to. I thought of it many times, but there were all those bushels of tomatoes, oh and the tomatillos, peppers, eggplant...... So I canned and processed and preserved because they weren't going to wait for me to do a blog post. There are just a few small baskets of roma tomatoes from the big garden that are not quite ripe yet left now so I can sit here, grateful for all the harvest that God provided, and do a blog post on the greenhouse.
Hello, I'm Jaci. I look forward to sharing my gardening and homestead adventures to help you reach your gardening goals! If you have any questions then don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message and I will be glad to help!