Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time lapse Chickens 2/06/2016- 5/21/2016

The new Chickens are about 7 weeks here, February 6, 2016

March 12, 2016, About 3 months old.

The rooster  at about 4 months, April 13, 2016

May 5, 2016,  at 5 months, almost ready to lay eggs..

Out on a May day enjoying the spring grasses!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time lapse Garden and AMAZING GROW LIGHTS!!! 2/27/2016- 5/17/2016

I Finally got a Grow light and it is amazing! The seeds just pop out of the soil and are the healthiest starts I have ever grown!
This is the day I planted them, February 8, 2016

This is  February 13,2016

Above and below is the picture taken on February 27, 2016!
The squash and Tomatoes are the largest, The peppers are taking longer.

I transplanted everything for the most part on March 19, 2016. We did get a light frost  March  22 that killed half the Tomatoes and the squash. I will need to watch the weather closer next year!

The squash is doing so well now....

Cantaloupe , A favorite with the squirrels,  did well at first but did not like the frost later.

Gladiolas loving the space , soil and warmth coming from Santa Fe, NM.

The asparagus did not come up easily this year, Weather? I also heavily mulched it! We did get some asparagus but not like prior years.

Strawberries , They did well at first then the heat came, I bought them at walmart and they were not the correct variety for this area.

Blackberries just starting to grow.

The Blueberries above and the Blackberries below on May 17,2016.

Strawberries did well until the heat killed them.

A row of greens with the Glads.

The out of control Herbs.....
 Rosemary , Oregano, mint, thyme , Sage and Lavender

Cantalope blooming, before the rabbits discovered them....

Peppers a really good start .

Tomatoes with alot of sets.

Onions were a bumper crop this year.

The chard and kale did really well.

Cucumbers were sooooooo good.... 

The squash did well until the nematodes and vine borers got them.

The asparagus did very well after all, it must have been the weather.

I did try a different method this year by mulching with hay the beds and putting chunk cedar down on the paths, it helped keep the weeds down . I also took down all the shade cloth and the plants did better with the full sunlight and heavy mulch on the roots with the drip irrigation that gave them water at the roots every other day .