Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Onions, kohlrabi and herbs! Oh my!

Spring has really sprung! The snow we got on the first day of spring is pretty quickly melting and the greenhouses are filling up! Onions were one of the first crops to get started on the heat tables and here's a little photographic progress for you to see.
Right now we have seven varieties of scallions, white cipollini, early sweet candy onions, two different red cipollini, four varieties of storage onions, three varieties of leeks, and four kinds of shallots.
We've also started:
Celeriac-Diamant, Mars & President
Herbs for our CSA herb packs: Rosemary, thyme, savory, Greek oregano, sage, Giant of Italy parsley, krausa/curly parsley, & stevia.
Two edible Violas- Sorbet & Helen mount
Plus two kinds of brocolli, three cauliflower, five kohlrabi, two bok choi (including a gorgeous red choi), four varieties cabbage, two fennel, a super cool purple Concerto Artichoke, SEVEN different kinds of lettuce, two varieties of dandelion greens.
Today we will start three kinds of kale and collard greens.
This week we will plant 4-5 different eggplants, basil, two Okra varieties (Little Lucy & Cajun Delight) and SEVENTEEN different varieties of peppers!!!
Next week: TOMATOES!
This is all just in the greenhouse. We will direct sow carrots, beets, garlic (already in the ground over winter), spinach, salad mix, radish, chard, cilantro, dill, arugula, edamame, green beans, corn, parsnips, sunchokes, turnips, potatoes, peas, rutabaga, sweet potatoes.
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1 comment:

Pam said...

Wow! Lot's of cool new stuff!