Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Flowers in Bloom!

Sigh - I thought I could keep up with a weekly update on what's available, but these weeks just seem to slip by before ya know it. All the greens are growing and loving this cooler, damp weather (glad somebody does).  On the last week of spinach though, it's decided to bolt and we'll cruise through the summer before planting more next fall.  Have beautiful chard, robust lettuce, super tasting kale, a hoophouse full of mustard greens and flowers!  Interesting budding this year.  I think with the few days of extreme hot weather, then days and nights of cooler weather, the buds set on the plants much shorter than normal. Should all even out though - the bachelor buttons, saponaria and bupleurum are close to 3 feet!

Here's a list of the flowers we have this week:
Bachelor buttons
Field Daisies
Calendula (double/triple petaled and gorgeous)

Next week the peonies, double petaled poppies and dianthus should be blooming.
Happy June to you!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We've Got the Greens!

We've definitely hit our stride and the hoophouses are full of beautiful spinach, kale, chard, lettuce and mustard greens! All available, plus gorgeous tulips.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March is Looking Green!

We're on a roll in the greenhouse!
Thousands of kale, chard, lettuce, mustard greens, spinach and flower seeds are planted and growing!  Last week we actually started planting in the hoophouses, but have my fingers crossed they stay warm enough under 2 layers of remay this weekend.  Brrrrr!

Tulips are coming in like little soldiers.  Can't wait to see them start blooming.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

We are up and running!

I'm delighted to say we started the farm back up February 1st.  Ahhh, feels so good.  With the new greenhouse operating, we were able to plant spinach, kale, chard, lettuce and mustard greens. Five days later, the spinach already germinated.  We're also experimenting with Johnny Jump-Ups in mini pots and getting the Bupleurum going as well.
There's about 2000 tulip and brodeia bulbs coming up as well.  Unfortunately the moles have decided they make a great snack, so the Jaws of Death traps have had to come out.  Always hate when that happens.  The two middle rows are taking a break from planting for a few months and have a good layer of cardboard and aged horse manure on top.  The tarp speeds up decomposing and the earthworms love it!
Chad is busy broadforking all the beds before we add soil amendments and get ready for transplanting, which will be sometime in March.  Expecting spinach and salad mix ready to harvest by April.