Thursday, February 23, 2006
The Spring is on hold for now. Our sunny weather turned cooooold, in terms of Vancouver weather. And now it's back to the rain. But at least it was sunny enough to convince us to get organized. We've got the materials to make a cloche (a low to the ground plastic greenhouse) for our tomatoes and other sensitive transplants. The only thing we need now is the high-nutrient topsoil for side-dressing. We've started our early tomatoes and onions indoors already. We found this amazing tomato that is supposed to bear fruit in June! We're giving is a try, as well as trying to make some sweet Walla Walla onions. We're told the trick for the sweet onions is that they have to be an early harvest. The late summer/early fall harvest is meant for storage, and is usually much more stringent.