Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 51


Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
OUTSIDE
in your neck of the woods.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)


While most of the country is putting their gardens to bed,
here in Central Florida, we are beginning a new growing season.
 Today we're showing how to grow radishes in containers.


 We're back on The Hill to show how we sowed radishes this past weekend.
Radishes are a 3-week crop,
so we'll see results soon.


Radishes are tiny seeds,
so we use tweezers to sow them in the enriched soil.
The ruler helps ensure proper spacing.



First we loosen the soil with this monster cultivator
we call "The Claw".
 

 The ruler does double-duty as a leveler.


Seeds are planted in 1-inch increments
all the way across the center of the pot.


At a depth of 1/2 inch, the job is completed quickly.


In a matter of weeks, you'll have a radish crop!


Succession planting will ensure radishes keep on comin'
all autumn long.
What's happening where you are?
HOP to it! 
(Thank you for linking back to The Maple Hill Hop!)