Its that time of year – everything must get planted… In go the many thousands of seedlings we have been nurturing in the greenhouse. In go the seeds, by the tens of thousands, in long neat rows as all the direct seeded crops go in the ground. And so, the greenhouse empties as everything moves out – first to the “hardening off” tables where they acclimate to being outside for a few days or weeks, then out to the field.
Nearly everything has been planted out at least once, and most have been planted more than once (lettuces – many types, kales, chards, broccoli, cauliflowers, cabbages including napas and savoy, celery, chois – bok choi, tat soi, parsley, oregano, chives, thyme. The direct seeding of around an acre has happened twice (peas, beans, salad, basil, cilantro, dill, scallions, spinach, carrots, beets, radishes). Last to go out will be those tender crops that can’t stand any cold weather – squash, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants and a few others. Getting everything started is the hardest part of the season and its going great!
Are you getting Hungry Yet?
I hope I’m whetting your appetite with my long list of veggies we’ve already planted. Harvest starts in a short 6 weeks from now and we still have around ten spots we would like to fill for the season. If you were thinking of joining and haven’t called yet, please go online to send in your signup in. you can reserve a spot with a $150 check.
If are already a member, please help us promote the CSA by telling your friends or posting a link on your facebook page, let the world know how excited you are about the bounty approaching. you can link to our website, or the new simple facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/turkeyhillcsa, or go post a message on our page and all your friends will see that activity.
On the Farm
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