Friday, May 18, 2012

The Season Begins

Next week is the first CSA/Farm Share pick up.  A quick scan of the farm and greenhouses shows not just what will be ready in a few days, but many of the crops that will be producing in the weeks and months to come. 

Peas will be climbing this fencing. 

Flowers will dot our fields with color.
What appears to be nearly inert soil is teaming with hidden life.


We are adding more fencing to grow field tomatoes to augment our greenhouses'. 


To increase our yield in the weeks and months to come, we are making sure the certain sensitive plants are properly covered and protected now.


This technique keeps away many kinds of bugs so that we can keep our plants chemical free, making for what I think are healthier and more tasty produce. 


The leaks, usually a fall crop, survived and almost thrived over the mild winter. 

We grow many varieties of lettuce, ready now and throughout the spring until it gets too hot.    

Peas and pea shoots, now so small, will be full grown and ready for harvest in a few weeks.

Kingsley is also preparing our new WWOOFers for the season ahead.

Every microclimate needs to be tended differently... get the best bounty.


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