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Peppers Germinating and Farm Club Open House on February 13th

January 25th, 2024

Our peppers are germinating! We planted our pepper seeds on January 8th in the greenhouse. Overall, peppers take longer to germinate than tomatoes and are a bit more sensitive to the cold. In order to help them during the germination process, we’ve been using heat mats this year (below). Peppers are a unique crop in that they require a long term investment. We plant the seeds in January and can see them continue to produce well into November depending on our weather!

This year, we trimmed down our pepper lineup to focus more on the demand from the community. We’ll be growing predominantly sweet varieties like the tried and true Carmen, Escamillo, and Jimmy Nardello. As for hot varieties, we’ll be focusing on just three this year: Aji Rico, Black Magic jalapeno, and poblano. Our peppers will be split between the field and the tunnels this year. We can’t wait to see how they grow in the new tunnels!

If you’re a Harvest Green resident and are itching to grow crops like these peppers in your very own plot, we encourage you to come to our Farm Club Open House on February 13th! Farm Club is a unique opportunity for residents of Harvest Green to engage in the neighborhood’s agricultural character in a deeper manner. Residents who join Farm Club are able to learn how to grow their own food in the context of the larger Village Farm setting with the technical expertise of the Farm Educators. In addition to a plot and access to growing supplies and tools, members receive access to exclusive events. The Farm Club Open House takes place on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm in the Farmhouse Event Hall. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Farm Events: 

  • Next Farmers Market: Saturday, January 27th from 9am-1pm

  • Farm Club Open House (for current Harvest Green Residents only): Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm in the Farmhouse Event Hall

Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Lettuce, Cabbage, Radicchio, Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Parsley. 


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