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Before moving into the Greenhouse (mid month) i always apply the compost allotment and whatever amendments are necessary And fork it all together 4 inches deep. Then i go over all the bed surfaces with a water can, applying a couple gallons per 4 ft section of bed. Meanwhile; i’ll start a batch of Compost tea to be ready (today) so it can be applied to pre watered beds. Once more over it all with the watering can and it will set un-disturbed until planting. With the Greenhouse reaching 90C during the days, things will really get cooking in microbe land!
If your not familiar with Compost tea; it might be worth a look. Your set up can be as simple or complex as you make it.
 

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Today, i also brought 8-25 gallon pea pots in and filled them. Normally our peas are grown on the ends of several beds which crowds that bed and they were difficult to pick well. This years upgrade was to set two poles 20 ft apart and string some #9 wire across the top which will hold up a trellis/net. All 8 of those pots will line up under the net.
Typically i’ll start enough peas to populate the beds AND at planting i direct seed as well. With them in the greenhouse there’s no reason i cant plant them in a couple weeks when i populate the greenhouse. This would add 3-4 weeks to my pea season!
 

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Yesterday i lit the toyo and this morning it was 52 in the greenhouse! Days are exceeding 85F (on purpose) and the tooling has been re-populated so we’re just about ready to move in.
Outside we are seeing low 50’s during the day and mid 20’s at night.
Monday i’ll do all the bug proofing (mesh net) around the new louvers and the exhaust fan.

My goal this year is to keep the door shut and rely on screened ventilation openings to keep out any bad bugs And to contain the Lady bugs and Lace wings when they are released in there.

The soil temp in all beds is averaging 53F And i’ll be comfortable moving the starts out from the house about Wednesday.
 

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Yesterday i lit the toyo and this morning it was 52 in the greenhouse! Days are exceeding 85F (on purpose) and the tooling has been re-populated so we’re just about ready to move in.
Outside we are seeing low 50’s during the day and mid 20’s at night.
Monday i’ll do all the bug proofing (mesh net) around the new louvers and the exhaust fan.

My goal this year is to keep the door shut and rely on screened ventilation openings to keep out any bad bugs And to contain the Lady bugs and Lace wings when they are released in there.

The soil temp in all beds is averaging 53F And i’ll be comfortable moving the starts out from the house about Wednesday.
It looks like your day length is already more than three hours longer than what we have here in southern British Columbia. You must be exstatic to have so many daylight hours to garden!
 

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Roughly 6 min a day we are gaining right now, however; it’ll go away pretty quick too!
It’s pretty nice now but no matter how you slice it we’re only gonna have May thru August; sometimes fudging a little on each end.

BUT after a brutal winter that’s still got well over a ft of snow lying around, we’ll thankfully take what ever good weather comes our way.
The ability to adapt is crucial to gardening in Alaska.
 
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Roughly 6 min a day we are gaining right now, however; it’ll go away pretty quick too!
It’s pretty nice now but no matter how you slice it we’re only gonna have May thru August; sometimes fudging a little on each end.

BUT after a brutal winter that’s still got well over a ft of snow lying around, we’ll thankfully take what ever good weather comes our way.
The ability to adept is crucial to gardening in Alaska.
Adapt. There is a word that made me think tomatoes and huskies. So naturally I also thought about geothermal heat. So I asked myself "How deep would a geothermal hole need be to expose heat transfer tube to a useful surface area?".
 

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Setting on the couch watching a movie last evening, this ole Gal walked by the front window and stopped; looking back for Jr. who was lolly gagging behind. Probably the same pair i showed you last fall, jr. was lolly gagging then too!

It’s been a tough winter for them this year.
 

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