Spring is right around the corner. For real this time! The mud says it all. Even though it hailed and then snowed like crazy just three days ago, we had a mild & sunny weekend which brought on Mud Season here in North Idaho. The gardens are still covered with a few inches of snow, … Continue reading Week on the Farm: 3/11/18
Much like right around this time last year, as posted on March 13 of last year. Only this year we're a full 3 weeks ahead of last year's seeding schedule due to our new super-awesome heated nursery and forthcoming season extension additions. And we had a high today of 76 degrees here in North Idaho! … Continue reading Our onions are going gangbusters…again!
Seed starting has begun on The Farm and I want to share my experience of making my own seed starting mix and comparing it to purchased mixes. For the too lazy to read crowd, my results are as follows: DIY Seedling Mix: $5.25/cubic foot Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Soil: $6/cubic foot Black Gold … Continue reading DIY Seedling Mix: Yay or Nay?
Our onions sprouted last Thursday, only four days after being sowed. They must like the new nursery! 🙂
With seedling time fast approaching, we decided to build an enclosed & insulated room for indoor growing. We had an unused area on a south-facing porch and recently scored a load of free windows, so it was bound to happen. The new nursery is about 8 x 10' with enough shelving to hold up to … Continue reading Our New Nursery Is Done!
Happy new year from the Johnson Family Farm! It's only mid-January, but the 2018 season has officially begun: Seeds ordered, new nursery being built, and much wishful thinking for this year's gardens. Our first winter project is in the works! We're building a small semi-heated nursery on a south-facing porch of the house, perfect for … Continue reading Month on the Farm: January 2018