Friday, January 29, 2016

Spinach going strong

It's the third week of January and our spinach is still growing, in spite of the short days. We like our spinach leaves to be big and crunchy, so that when you cook with them they keep their shape and green deliciousness.  Asian greens and Salanova lettuce are still holding their own, waiting for another couple of weeks before leaping into February!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Week of January 11, 2016

The weather has still been amazing, but everything is starting to show the effects of some heavy harvesting. We still have salad mix (lettuce and asian greens), and the spinach keeps growing, but definitely at a slower pace. Last week we were able to send out spinach, kale, chard and salad mix.  This week just salad mix, then we'll have to take a break for a couple of weeks and let things have a chance to grow back.  Here are some pictures of our hoophouses covered up with remay, which helps keep temperatures warmer for the plants, then the plants still looking green and healthy underneath.  Today it was 28 degrees outside, with 13 mph winds.  With the sun out, it was almost 60 degrees inside with the solar gain!