The expansion continues... 16 new SIPs are built (for a total of 24), and all but 7 are now loaded with Baccto Pro potting mix. Later today I'll pick up the rest of the potting mix and fill the remaining SIPs. I'll add the fertilizer just before I plant each container.
I finally planted the greens that Bruce started for me. 6 kale, 3 chard, and 4 Asian greens. The chard took a beating last night (they were not under a cold frame). There was ice on the tops of my cold frames this morning - apparently from the wind chill.
The salad mix seeds I started under a cold frame on the 6th have been doing very well. I'll eat the baby greens and thin the container back to a few plants that will be allowed to fully mature.
The roots are showing up... Radishes on the right, barely visible beets on the left. The carrots have not popped through, and are off the image to the left.
I also started some tomatoes under a cold frame:
and some beans:
The cold frame is keep the soil temp 10-12 degrees warmer than the soil without protection. I'm excited to see how these tomatoes and beans do compared to the transplants I'll be getting from Bruce next month.
In this set of rectangular boxes I've seeded Sweet Annie, Korean Licorice Mint, and Bachelor Buttons. I'll add jasmine scented Aztec Nicotiana in a couple weeks (the instructions were clear not to seed it before the danger of last frost). All will grow 2-6' tall, and are useful as medicinals, edibles, or teas, etc.