|Headwaters Farm's brand new greenhouse and barn|
It hardly feels like tomato and pepper season, but that's what we were there to plant in anticipation of sunnier days. Since tomatoes and peppers are so cold-sensitive, they can't be planted outside in Oregon until sometime in May. But they're also pretty slow-growing, so they need to get started now. That's where greenhouses come in! These guys got seeded in small cells, but in a month or so I'll transplant them into bigger pots to give them more space to grow before they are planted out in the field.
|It's a chile winter!|
|Jake fills flats with potting soil|
|I drop seeds into the cells|
|Tomatoes and peppers, safely tucked into the germ chamber|
|The germ chamber, viewed from the cold side of the plastic|