In the Greenhouse
The greenhouse is teeming with life! We’ve reached the point in the season when winter varieties are growing alongside those for spring. The winter seedlings in the greenhouse will be the last for the season before we shift our focus to spring. Here are some of the varieties we’ll be transplanting once we’ve made it past the forecasted freeze this week: Caraflex cabbage, Darkibor kale, Tatsoi, Song cauliflower, and DeCicco broccoli.
At the beginning of this month we started seeds for our tomatoes and peppers. The tomatoes seem to be growing a bit more swiftly than the peppers so we’ve already potted them up. They’ll spend about another month in the warmth of the greenhouse before we begin planting them in the field. We’re excited to be trying several new tomato varieties this year alongside some of our trusted favorites! Some of the new varieties include Mai Tai, a yellow slicing tomato with a blush of red, and Moonbeam, a white grape tomato with a citrusy flavor.
In addition to our tomatoes and peppers, we also started seeds for a variety of flowers. Similar to our sunflower beds last year, we plan on having a dedicated flower patch to benefit local pollinators, add more beauty to the farm, and perhaps even have a few cut flower bouquets for the Farm Stand as well. We started seeds for more common flower varieties like marigolds and cosmos along with some that are new to us like Nigella, Feverfew, and Gomphrena. We can’t wait to see them all growing in the spring!
Currently in Season: Carrots, Chicory, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Spinach, Fennel, Kale, Swiss Chard. Collard Greens, Cauliflower, Radicchio, Cabbage, and Dill