Thursday, March 25, 2010


The seeds we started in trays in our sunroom are being transferred into the cold frame for hardening before transfer into the soil of our high tunnel. Yesterday, for the first time this season we seeded directly into the soil of the high tunnel the following crops: snow peas, sugar snap peas, lettuce mix, greens mix, carrots, radishes, including daikon, beets, spinach, kohlrabi, and broccoli raab. Also, yesterday Patsy and Norma, seeded trays of tomatoes that will go directly into the field under low tunnels and onions that will be transplanted into the open field. Next week we hope to work the soil, raise plastic mulch-covered beds and cover them with low tunnel hoops, plastic and row cover.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Seeds have been planted in flats for the early lettuces, spinach, napa cabbage, beets, Swiss chard, tomatoes and peppers. These seedlings will be transplanted into either our high or low tunnels. Soon we will be seeding other early season crops, such as sugar snap peas, radishes, green onions, etc., directly into the soil of the high and low tunnels. It will be a while before we start planting trays for the twenty acres worth of main season crops in our heated greenhouse.