We thought we might need to put the frost cloth again this weekend, but it turned out to be absolutely perfect weather for planting our first broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, choi, tatsoi, kale, and kohlrabi. These types of plants like cooler weather. Easter weekend Robert put the potatoes into the ground–one week later than usual, but the ground was too wet before. You can see the first four rows planted in the photo below. Notice the drip tape running down the middle of the plants. Our water is sourced from deep, drilled wells.
The plants look small in the field, but they will grow quickly. We trust that in one month’s time they will be going into out CSA Boxes for your first fresh spring salads!! I am continuing to transplant, and we repeat the process. Here is the next wave of plants leaving the greenhouse to go into the “hardening off” area of our driveway. Going directly from the greenhouse to the field is too much of a shock for the tender leaves. After a couple of weeks “in the real world,” they ready to for the final transplant.
This is a beautiful time of the year! All of the trees are greening and the dogwoods are in full bloom. The fallow fields are lush and the wildlife is in full reproduction mode. The turkeys and the birds are busy building their nests and the air if full of their various calls celebrating glorious SPRING!
We do have CSA Farm Shares available at this time! Please read over our website. If you decide we are a good “fit” for you and your lifestyle, join our CSA for the 2023 harvest of fresh, local, seasonal vegetables. Robert and I would be pleased to grow veggies for your family’s table!