Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Planting Season

From SHF 2011

It is oh so slowly warming up, and we're getting to the point where we're getting behind. This almost always happens, and it nearly always works out in the end. Yesterday we decided that it was warm enough that we could move most of the starts outside. We now have two tables outside, one inside and the heat table still has a few items, like eggplant and peppers on it. We borrow the space from Yianni, so the inside beds are being planted for him for use by his Wild Goose Farm project.

We finally got the huge cippolini onion starts in the ground yesterday, along with the shallots and seedings of Arugula and Cosmic Purple carrots, a new one for us by request. The ground is still incredibly wet, and that makes it really challenging to prepare decent beds. It makes it even harder to direct seed things like carrots, so we're keeping our fingers crossed. We got 3/4 of an inch of rain over the weekend. It does look like things are about to start warming up and drying out. This will mean we'll have to set up the irrigation soon. It also means we're going to try putting in the tomatoes as soon as we can get the beds prepared.

From SHF 2011

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