|Onions still in the greenhouse|
|Both planting crews out in the fields|
|Ramps ready for DCFM|
|Lettuce planted in the Flower Tunnel|
|Transplanting pepper plants|
The greenhouses are almost at full capacity, with only about two tables left in the nursery greenhouse……and we need those to finish the plantings on this week’s schedule! The plants are looking very nice and many will be ready to go to the field within the next few weeks. This year we’re trying something new. Usually we use our greenhouses for transplant production only in the spring and we have one small house we seed edible flowers in for our salad mix. This year we decided to try growing some early season head lettuces in these houses. Simon, Scott and Gerardo started preparing the soil for planting last week and on Monday Scott and Leonardo finished planting the lettuce. We’re hoping they’ll be ready for CSA boxes and the farmers’ market by the first to middle part of May which is several weeks earlier than the head lettuce we’ll harvest from the field.
|Jicama starting to come up in the greenhouse|
|Eagle in the tree|
We do still have CSA shares available for this year’s season, so please remind your friends and neighbors to sign up soon! If you are in Madison, please stop by and visit us at the farmers’ market starting this weekend. If you reside in the Twin Cities or our local area, please read your email for more details about some of the other events going on in the next few weeks. Ok, that’s a wrap for now…time to water the greenhouses!