Pruning and Trellising Our Tomatoes
How about a tomato update? The majority of our tomato plants have been in the ground about two weeks now. They’re swiftly growing thanks to the sunshine and a bit of foliar fish spray so we’ve already run the first trellis line! In addition to trellising, we pruned the first wave of blooms and suckers (the small shoots that grow from where the branch and main stem meet). This will help redirect energy towards root and vertical growth. Before you know it, we’ll be seeing the first fruits forming!
We direct-seeded a crop we’re pretty excited about: rattlesnake beans. This variety is a pole bean, which means it will need a trellis to climb as it grows. Rattlesnake beans produce edible green pods that are streaked with purple. These beans are very productive in hot and humid climates (a bonus for us!) and can be picked both fresh and dried. We can’t wait to share this fun crop with you.
We harvested all of our remaining celeriac in the field, all 238 pounds of it! Celeriac is truly one of our favorite crops so we hope you’ve been able to try some. If not, you can get it at the veggie wagon on Saturdays from 8am-noon. Or, you can enjoy it in some of the dishes at the fifth annual Chef Fest, taking place on Sunday, April 10th on the farm! This farm-to-table event highlights 8 sensational Houston chefs inviting them to roll up their sleeves and showcase their passion and creativity with local spring produce. Head here to learn more about the event and purchase your tickets!
Currently in Season: Celeriac, Fiolaro, Chicory, Kale, Lettuce, Radicchio, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Collard Greens, Dill, Cilantro, Parsley, Spring Onions, Scallions, Radishes, Broccolini, and Cauliflower