This weekend we had a booth at Echter’s Garden Show Echtxpo event. It was a busy show floor with a lot of customers all with bad cases of spring garden fever. I did a mini workshop for the show on organic gardening tips for herbs and veggies on Saturday. We saw a lot of good friends, who were also participating in the show, so it was good all around.
We also finished up our project in the “goldfish house” (All our greenhouses have odd names so that we can keep track of things more easily. The goldfish house is a small greenhouse that sits next to our small pond, which of course, has some goldfish in it.). We made the decision recently to heat this house so that our plants would grow more evenly. Now it’s finished and 2/3 full of plants already.
The garlic boxes are growing really well and will be ready soon. This is our way of making a garlic crop available for gardeners who may not have a lot of in-ground garden space. These boxes can be grown on a patio or porch space.
Chris introduces lacewing larvae every other week to the greenhouses as part of our beneficial insect program. This is a great way for us to make sure that we do not have problems with pest insects on our greenhouse crops, because the lacewings eat any pest insects they find in the greenhouses. We find that it is always best to work with nature, whenever possible, to prevent or deal with problems that could arise on this farm.