As soon as I heard about the problems at the Japanese nuclear plants in
March, I covered my vegetable garden soil to protect it from the radiation
that would come here via air currents and rain. The garden was kept covered
until I could get the greenhouses up.
This is my first year with a greenhouse and so I have a steep learning curve
to go through since they contain a lot more heat than plants would normally
be used to. At ground level it shouldn't be too bad though.
I have planted tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, artichokes, zucchini, beans -
bush style, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, cauliflower. Some plants — like lettuce tend to bolt if it gets too warm so I have planted them to the
north side of my greenhouse. Because my garden space is actually reduced now
with the greenhouses I am going to have to plant smaller rows, but more
often, for things like lettuce and swiss chard, so that I have continuous
I live in Toronto and the weather definitely gets cold up here in the winter.
I expect that I will be able to extend my growing season somewhat — depending on the weather.
Pictures Below Take June 5
Tomatoes and Zucchini - above June 5 Below June 20th
Planted May 18
Seedlings: Swiss Chard, Lettuce, and Beans
Planted May 22-23