Winter in the Hoophouse continued-
Bed 8 - currently awaiting transition ( will become tomatoes in April- doing some early with special seed from Siberia (55 day variety at the 55th parralel) so I will let you know how that goes in June)
Bed 9 - Rose Geranium- 16 mounds - Lemon Geranium - 12 mounds, currentl in deep dormant stage - extra cover just above ground level
Bed 10 - Salad greens planted at Thanksgiving! - a how much cold can it take test - now about 1 " after 50 days, a little sun next month and "WE GOT SALAD"
Bed 11 one end is apple scented spearmint, one end is peppermint (40s ft each) with some spice scented hardy geranium for teas still green in the center
Bed 12 the mother plants - 3 large rosemary bushes- looking great, lemon verbena (48") in deep dormancy, many garden sage and smaller rosemary mother plants to be this year (awaiting the cut for clones process next month)
Bed 13 50% lavender mounds - moved a double row 25' long in November to see how early we can get them to bloom and start distilling hydrosol from them, 50% Garden Sage for teas
Bed 14 rosemary 44 bush 12"-18" ( from clones started last year) - all looking nice and green and ready to start cutting for the hydrosol still next month
Bed 15 - more rosemary - this one has 42bush - 12" - a prostrate rosemary , now in full bloom with pretty little lavender/blue flowers up and down the stems, ready for the hydrosol still next week-gonna make a spray on rosemary mist- can't wait to try it.
Bed 16 - currently awaiting transition for the siberian tomatoes project in april
Sidebed- runs the length on the north side - 24" x 96' On the west end there is a large swiss chard plant that is in its second winter and it has been making seed for 5mos now and is still going. I need to cut it and harvest the seeds but I am waiting to see how long to see just how long it might live. along the whole side are marshmallow herb plants (for tea and tincture) that are not covered by the inner 48" high cover we put over all the beds down the center. They are still looking good, in slight dormancy, seem to be very hardy plants- this bed is where i grow the jewelweed which self seeds and should start returning in mid march when there is more sun and that bed starts to warm.