Gardening: Cabbages & Green House

After getting home from “Fun Project” I cooked a meal for family and then went to “Chestnut Manor” (the name of our “new” house – translated from Latvian) and planted out cabbages (frost – stay away!) I grow from seeds and working on Greenhouse.

Also, don’t know the English term of what father-in-law did in our garden yesterday. But it “refreshes” rows and stops weeds from growing. If you know the word – let me know! You can compare how the rows looked day before, by clicking here.

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Our Greenhouse is coming slowly… but surely! Tomato seedlings aren’t happy with that, but once they will be IN they should be happy!

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The problem is our soil, especially in the spot where the greenhouse is… clay – lumps of it! Had to dig manure/compost in a wheelbarrow and transport to the greenhouse – 4 wheelbarrows in total just to fill one side of the greenhouse! My back is hurting… Anyway!

You can see the difference in soil just by comparing colours! I hope tomatoes will be happy here!

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! Cabbages are planted and tomatoes are waiting inside the greenhouse – getting ready for transplanting. I will let you know what I do next in my garden!

Fingers crossed – all frosts gone!

Ilze

 

 


13 thoughts on “Gardening: Cabbages & Green House

  1. It looks like he went through with a cultivator or harrow and then banked up the rows somehow, maybe using a potato planting machine.
    Think of a cultivator as the fork and then harrow as the rake. More modern tools would have both, cultivator and harrow in one. You can also get a rotovator which does much the same job, chopping everything up to a fine tilth.
    The sooner you get some animals the sooner your soil will improve πŸ™‚

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  2. It looks really impressive but I’m not surprised yiu had back ache after!
    You mention frost but I know you have deer there from time to time. Can you protect from them fiding all your efforts providing a tasty snack?

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    1. I doubt they will come!!!! OMG! Now I’m worried! Yesterday I saw a mama deer and baby near house (Gravas), but they were sleeping in grass.

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  3. Here I am again talking about furrows. πŸ™‚ “VagoΕ‘ana” seems to be the word, so might be simple “furrowing”. Maybe You can ask your father in law the proper latvian term and then find a translation.

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    1. I know Latvian name but doubt google translate knows the right answer! Furrowing. Somehow don’t like the “fur” in front of “row”. Confusing πŸ˜€

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