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Tenting garden boxes, Taking tomatoes camping, and adding a new hanging herb wall

Hey hey! It was a crazy Pacific NW weather weekend here. Saturday was partly-sunny, but too wet still for doing the peach tree fungicide treatment (maybe it will be dryer Sunday…yeah right 🙂 ). So, we went onto task 2 which was getting the greenhouse plastic over the garden boxes to begin the warming of the soil and dropping the cover-crop to the ground so it begins feeding the soil microbes as they begin waking up. Here’s a picture of the first phase of operation “warm-up-chop-n-drop”

Greenhouse plastic over garden beds to warm soil and drop cover crops into soil for hungry microbes.

Greenhouse plastic over garden beds to warm soil and drop cover crops into soil for hungry microbes.

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Truck maintenance, harvesting indoor veggies, and planting next succession of grow tent seeds

Hey hey! Fall is here in full force on the urban homestead with cooler weather arriving (Brian’s still wearing his shorts, but it’s getting a little chilly). 🙂

  • Maintenance on the homestead truck
  • Planting more spring bulbs
  • Harvesting Goji’s berries
  • Harvesting the next set of salad greens from indoor grow tents
  • Seeding new salad green trays
  • New seeds from HighMowingSeeds have arrived
  • Our first swag from a vendor for our video channel

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Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!, dehydrating and canning, and installing new irrigation

Hey everyone, we’re back again to give you an update on the tasks finished this past weekend. 🙂 Here’s what we worked on:

  • Harvesting, blanching/roasting, dehydrating our abundant tomato harvests
  • Harvesting peaches
  • Installing new upper backyard hillside irrigation
  • Installing new LED lighting in the mid-size grow tent
  • Video: Video tour backyard garden
  • Video: Our organic tomato harvest update
  • Video: Dehydrated peaches and fresh tomato and basil salad
  • Video: Property walk on our urban homestead labor day weekend 2017
  • Video: Elevated garden box update
  • Video: Salad bar LED microgreens grow area update
  • Video: Grow tent update for large LED tent with tomatoes, basil, and some spinach greens
  • Video: Grow tent update for mid-size LED tent with salad and microgreens
  • Video: Plant propagation bed update
  • Video: Tomatoes in a bag update week 15
  • Video: Seeding microgreens for mid-size led grow tent
  • Video: Just one mornings harvest of tomatoes
  • Video: Paula’s preparations for canning homemade salsa
  • Photos of the urban homestead backyard

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Fixing farm truck and moving daughter to new apartment

Hey everyone, this weekend was really busy and didn’t allow too much dirt-time for us on the urban homestead. Let’s get going with our to-do list:

  • Replacing the trackbar balljoint and bushing on farm truck
  • Moving our daughter to her new apartment
  • Harvesting more strawberries (and pugs getting their share)
  • Paula made more Kombucha and Kefir
  • Paula’s early B-day gift is on its way…
  • Video: Quick backyard walk around homestead
  • Video: Tomato potting soil bag update week 7
  • Backyard photos

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