"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick.
I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production.
In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven".
Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world.
Play in the dirt,
As more and more leaf vegetable seedlings leave the seed incubator, the greenhouse is becoming full of young plants. These leaf vegetables (collards, broccoli, and kale) await their turn to go into the garden.
After the hardening-off process, we moved these young collard plants to the greenhouse and monitor for uneven temperatures until plants become acclimated to the environment. Some of the collards will be transplanted to the garden, while others are grown in the greenhouse.
These young leaf vegetables (collards, broccoli, and kale) have sprouted from seeds. They will continue to grow in the controlled environment of the incubator for the next several weeks. When the outside temperatures reach an optimal growing condition, we will move the young plants to the greenhouse.
These young collard plants are ready to be hardened off and moved to the greenhouse. The young plants are placed outside and exposed to the sunlight and uneven temperatures for brief periods for several days. This process allows them to become acclimated to the environment.