So much is happening. The weather, the great dictator of what happens on the farm, has been very generous to us. It must have been over 70 degrees F. today. Beautiful. We’re planting spinach, turnips, radishes, lettuce, pea seeds in the field. Once planted, some are covered. We may plant beets and carrots this week.
The greenhouse is starting to really fill up with freshly planted flats, some covered, some not. The first planting of tomatoes have blasted out of their flats and pushed the remay into puffy pillows. So have the peppers. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, fennel and onions were all started in the greenhouse flats last week or before.
Lettuce, chard, kales and collard are all being transplanted. Once in the field, they are also covered to insure against wild weather swings. We hope they will feel secure enough to take off.
Covered beds and open ground
Running the water
The irrigation system is engaged with the warm dry weather. The final bit of field turning is almost complete as the pipes are hooked up.
There is an experiment in the new field with planting oats, wheat and barley, side-by-side. Which will be the most beneficial to this soil? We’ll see.
Wheat, Barley and Oats
The signposts are all that remain of last summer’s Farm Stand.
Brussels sprouts, covered bed and beyond the farm
Daikon radishes are being harvested out of the cover crop between the rows of regrowing artichokes.