As you probably noticed, the beginning weeks of spring were less than ideal. The cold and wet weather, coupled with our primary utility tractor being out of commission for a few weeks, pushed back our initial chances to plant out in the field. Thank goodness we had the greenhouse heater to keep all of our precious seedlings warm and comfortable until the earth was ready for them.
Now that the weather has warmed up, we are planting and seeding away, and we’ll fill up the fields fast. This is the time to plant things like onions, shallots, cabbage, broccoli, beets, lettuce, and spinach. There are some vegetables we don’t start in the greenhouse but seed directly out into the fields instead. These crops include carrots, peas, beans, and arugula to name a few.
In addition to planting, we’ve been preparing for our plant sale on May 19-20. The greenhouse is filled to the brim with seedlings waiting for you to take home. You will have the opportunity to pick from over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. For the tomato lovers, we will have favorites such as Sungold, Plum Regal, Striped German, and Beef Steak. For those that can’t get enough greens, you will be able to get spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, and escarole. And as an extra sweet treat, we will have a few varieties of melons as well.
Come say hello to the farm and get yourself some plants for your garden. I look forward seeing you all and celebrating the start of a new season together!