I didn't do any soil amendments in the greenhouses this spring, and I think it's really 'showing' in Greenhouse #1 and #3. I normally add the chicken coop cleanings and sometimes fresh manure, but with the quad broke down, I just went ahead and planted this year. These two greenhouses are both very dry. Greenhouse #2 is doing well, but I had added a lot of wood chips and bark to it a couple of years ago, which has mostly broken down now, leaving a rich, moist soil.
Centre line - watermelons are ok. I filled a couple of empty spots with extra cucumbers my mother had started. Radishes and peas doing well. Nasturtiums and sunflowers small.
Right side- Beans good, corn spotty, no pumpkins (saved seed). Weeds healthy.
Right side - Brussel sprouts and broccoli both spotty. I lost quite a few transplants. I am thinking I will direct sow both next year when I do the companion plants. Beets, spinach, swiss chard all doing great. No onions. I think I need to add them a little later. I tossed some broccoli seed in last week. I figure it can't hurt, although it's probably too late in the season to form heads.
Centre line - Radishes are huge. Still no sign of Far North Melons after second seeding. Sunflowers, peas ok.
Left side - I may have 'weeded' out some kale when it was little. I almost pulled some the other day, and then I did an 'oh, wait, what is that...' and then remembered that I put the kale there. What's left is doing well. Cabbage is a bit spotty, but better than the brussels and broccoli. Companion plants doing really well. Dill has come up all over the back end.
Tomatoes were doing well but have started yellowing. I need to do some research and find out what they need. Peppers are ok. Carrots are doing really well. I left the pop bottles full of water in to help keep the plants warm over night.
Centre line - Radishes ok. Cucumbers, sunflowers, peas all good. Dill spread along the back.
I still have romaine and a couple of extra tomatoes to transplant. They were looking pretty dead in the house, but have perked up out in the greenhouse.
I will add the chicken bedding down the centre aisles when I finish cleaning out the coop. Hopefully it will help with moisture retention, and at least it'll be there to mix into the soil next year.