Hello friends! I hope you're all enjoying this week's sunshine and warm weather as much as our little plantses!!
Not much posting and updating this week as we've been busy, busy, busy starting seeds, transplanting our ever growing amaranth and marigolds, and mixing more seeds to keep the planting process running. Full steam ahead!!
Some seeds that were planted this week, free sown to be specific, were some calendula (more than before) and shingiku which are our lovely edible chrysanthemums. We also started, last Friday, some solar power and Mexican torch sunflowers which have already started to break out of the soil! Amazing little growers. If you want to plant your own beautiful flowers I have included some growing instructions and pictures of the finished product in the gallery below. We are excited to see these ones start as the short blend sunflowers will be in the planter boxes around the city and some of the short blend will decorate our own Challenge planter spaces. Summers are busy here!
For the tower, we have brought in some back up worm castings to bolster production while we spend most of our days at the greenhouse. The dancing worms on the bag in the photos is an example of what we use. Work, work, work (refer to YouTube for songs along this line of thinking).
On Wednesday we all went up to Cliffside greenhouse to get an idea of what our little greenhouse will look like soon. Cool to see a full production greenhouse which is already selling plants and flowers. We're close behind!!
More photos to come next week and we'll be starting to work on the planter boxes soon so we'll do our best to keep your interest and you all updated! Thanks for checking in (33 visits this week!!) - you are all awesome!
We are part of the Employ Ability Skills Program with Challenge Disability Resource Group. We take part in a 12-week program that allows us to learn new skills and foster our interest in growing our own food organically.