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A fall tour… the green house

December 2, 2011

Not everything that is growing is in the ground right now.  The green house is filled with seedlings patiently waiting their turn to go out into the fields.  It is a constant cycle around here, but the green house is where it all starts.  The green house was built to not only protect the seedlings from the elements, but it also automatically controls the temperature with lights, fans and ventilation to keep the everything in the right environment so they grow hearty enough to go in the ground.  There are even heated pads under the seedlings to maintain the temperature.  Right now it is warm and balmy in there, which I would prefer too.

And outside the green house, I found a table covered with I’itoi Onion bulbs drying so they may be planted next season.

And some of the bee boxes, humming with activity inside.  Everything around here is put to work, but few work as hard as the bees.

They were certainly working harder than our rodent control guys were at the moment…

Or this one, who insists on riding in the golf cart.  Don’t worry, she isn’t allowed in the fields and that is fine with her.  She prefers to be chauffeured anyway, sometimes in the tractor with Sean.  Just to keep an eye on things, you know.  She is more management than labor.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Pam Tulman permalink
    December 4, 2011 1:08 am

    Your “rodent control guys” are handsome…..and so beautiful! LoL what are their names?

    • December 5, 2011 4:03 pm

      Thanks! They are Torty, Sister Cat and Princess. Guess I should have rethought calling them “guys”.

  2. John permalink
    February 10, 2012 4:51 pm

    I see you have I’Itois Onions. Can you please tell me if you have set for sale and if so how can I order and pay for them if you do.

    • February 14, 2012 5:41 pm

      Hi! Yes we have I’itois Onions available at our Farmers’ Markets. We do not ship them, but you can buy them up at the Old Town Farmers Market in Scottsdale on Saturday mornings and at the Town & Country Markets on Wednesday mornings.

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