I finally made time to get to Fullers Farm to pick up my weekly bag of veggies and I got a big bag full of a variety of greens (garlic scapes, onions, cilantro, variety of lettuce, radishes, and lots of greens). I stopped by the high tunnel and it’s full of goodies too. Tomato plants are looking strong and a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and greens are everywhere I looked. I’m still working late hours, so I will have to post pictures of my score from Fullers Farm tomorrow while I plan my weekly menu.
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Everything is growing like crazy in the high tunnel ! Spinach, lettuce and swiss chard seem to grow back as fast as we harvest them. Flats of cool weather greens(kale, joi choi, bok choy, arugula and corn mache) are ready to transplant outside as soon as we can get some ground prepared. It won’t be much longer until we transplant some early tomatoes out in the high tunnel. Nights are getting warmer!!
March was a beautiful growing month !! The winter greens in the high tunnel have really started producing and we’re selling to NCGC already. Next year, we will offer an early spring greens CSA share.
We’ve also started radishes, beans, asian turnips and beets in the high tunnel. Kales, bok choys, lettuces and cole crops are all germinating in flats to be transplanted outside as soon as those beds are ready (and it’s just a bit warmer at night!) Inside we’ve started 8 varieties of cherry and grape tomatoes, many different varieties of hot and sweet peppers, 6 varieties of eggplant and herbs. These have germinated and are warm and toasty on shelves in our large southern window. As the window fills up – they will be moved to the smaller greenhouse when nights are more consistently above freezing; until planting time. Live onion plants have been ordered and will be arriving at the end of April (aprox. 5,000 plants – I’m picturing a lot of bending and stretching in our future !)
Late winter / early spring is also the “meeting season”. We’ve been attending workshops on Farm Food Safety Plans, Disease and Pest management, Farmer’s Markets and Garden Share events to promote our CSA.
CSA space is slowly, but surely filling up. There has been a lot of interest and it’s looking to be a promising season. Please contact us as soon as possible ( firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like have a share of our harvest this season.
The work CSA plan is also more popular this year. and these folks will be helping us with the planting and weeding once we get going. There are also some more technical projects in the greenhouses that will be part of some workshares.