Planting Season has Begun

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25th, 2011 by Sally

We planted our first crops outside this weekend- broccoli raab, broccoli and collards.  They are covered in anticipation of this weeks cold weather but they should stay warm and keep growing.  The hoop house has some beautiful kale, lettuce, onions beets, collards and chard that just keep on producing.  We will be planting our tomato plants in there in the next several weeks.  Several varieties of lettuce, orange cauliflower, beets, arugula, spinach and carrots are also being planted.

We are trying a couple of new things this year, ruby streaks mustard which is a beautiful purple mustard to mix in with our other greens.  We are also trying a beta mix which is a mix of chard and beet greens.

The greenhouse is getting full with new tomato and pepper plants.  I will be selling a variety of heirloom tomatoes, which are now USDA certified since our greenhouse was certified last year.  We will have several varieties of heirloom cherry tomatoes, zebras, cherokee purple, brandywines, amish paste, aunt rubie’s green tomato, a white tomato and several other varieties of black and red tomatoes.

I’ll keep you posted on how things are growing.