Today I opened a few of the winter-sown tomatoes. Below are Ox Heart, Purple Cherokee, and Fuzzy Blue Balls (a new-to-me cherry styled tomato). These are all heirloom varieties; two of which I saved from last year (Ox and Purple), and one I traded for on a FB seed group (Fuzzy).
In February, I decided I needed to bury the electric fence wire that goes across each raised bed so I did not trip over it or get shocked when I mowed/trimmed weeds.
Soon I'm looking forward to attaching my rain barrel to an underground 1" pipe to provide water at the far end of the last bed.
An easy way to build a quick, cheap greenhouse is to buy some repurposed windows from Habitat ReStore and simply lean them against a couple t-posts. Done. I am starting lettuce and spinach in this small plot and am using the other one (to the right) as a greenhouse for my winter greenhouses.
My winter greenhouses are used, clean milk/juice/ice cream jugs. I plant the seeds in the dead of winter inside milk jugs outdoors as found here, and as they come up, the plants are naturally hardened. I placed the wintersown jugs inside the hillbilly greenhouse for a "double" greenhouse effect. The tomatoes are coming up fine so far! It's my plan to share the extra seedlings with my neighbors through our FB group and maybe the Next Door app.