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This afternoon, i drug the sled out to the back fence and two at a time; loaded 8-20 gal. Pots of frozen soil on the sled and yarded them to the greenhouse. There, they were dumped into 8-25 gal pots. The remainder will consist of my compost, organic garden soil and Root’s organic potting soil in equal qty’s. Once each pot is mixed & temp stabilized they will receive transplant’s . Pumpkin, Artichoke and some orphan Kale And remain in the Greenhouse till were past freezing. (Another 6-8 weeks).
The 20 gal. Pots will get re-filled with all new soil and new pea starts and stay in the greenhouse as well, for a bit.

Each of these pots weigh roughly 140 lbs. each which made me feel a little like Buck in “call of the wild” as i leaned into the rope around my waist and drug the sled thru knee deep snow; probably sleep good to night!
Seems like there should be an easier way. No one better ever call you lazy.
 
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Only 1 tray of parsnip’s remains up-stairs under lights; every thing else is in the greenhouse now. All the large nursery pots are loaded with soil and have been amended. Very soon the Peas, Artichokes and Pumpkins will go in those pots.

Mean while as i dash about doing this and that; i notice small flies on the compost which tells me it’s time to put out fly traps. These babies are magnificent at catching flies, lots of flies. With as much snow as still remains those fly eggs needed some heat to hatch so i round up my compost thermometer for a look and am surprised the pile is all ready in a real sweet spot and i should be able to turn it yet this month; a month earlier than last year!
I sure like this time of year!
 

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Up here thawing is slow and we work where we can as we make the change from winter to summer! This new onion bed is a good example; 8 inches in from the edges its still like a rock but that’s just perfect for my project today.
One of my 3 new Electroculture antenna’s went into that bed and the frost was a huge help as my 18in deep hole didn’t sluff off as i dug it.
One of the others will set on a pipe set in cement so it’s gonna be a month or so before i can chop a hole and pour cement.
 

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Next i took the Gauss meter out to do some generic comparison. 3 of the antenna’s all read about the same depending on how long you move around looking for a sweet spot. This newest one showed no greater “RF” activity than the others even tough it has nearly 4 times the copper wire wraps!
Then i took a walk around to differing “Metal objects” to see how they read; stopping at the roof of a bee hive, the chain link fence and the bird feeder Pole. All of these showed some activity but nothing like the antenna’s, which is about what i expected. first 3 pictures are Antenna’s, remainder other metal stuff.
 

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All that exertion made me wanna sit down so i went to my facorite place (the Greenhouse) and did a quick “progress photo shoot” before getting run out by the temp.😊 once all the Peas have emerged they’ll get the big bump right into their final home. Im waiting on a little higher soil temp for the Artichokes and Pumpkins.
 

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The Peas were ready for a bump, some Beans are getting after it and a snow pile shot from, over the edge.
 

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The easier way would have been to do all the dirt work in the fall, which i’ll remember in the fall; hopefully!😳
I cannot do ANYTHING from Columbus Day Weekend, my Salsa Party is always on that Saturday, until after New Year's.
If I didn't get it done outside before then. IT.DOESN'T GET DONE!!!
 

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I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve trimmed the tops back on these onions since planting them in late December. But im pretty certain they are going to do well once they go in the ground in another month.

Probing the raised beds shows they are still frozen down about 5 inches! All that snow is going away at a good pace now, this “out back stuff” is always last.

On a bright note, we’re real pleased with the Greenhouse’s progress.
 

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