Our tomatoes are going in the ground this week! The beds are prepped and ready for all of the delicious varieties we have waiting in the greenhouse. This year, we’ll be implementing landscape fabric on our tomato beds in order to help reduce weed pressure. We’ll also be planting them deeper in order to encourage a stronger and more developed root system to form. Why plant them deeper? Tomatoes are able to develop roots from any point along the main stem, which means the more of the stem we bury, the more opportunity for root development!
The arrival of sunshine and springy weather this week has us excited for spring crops like our alliums! Allium is a genus of flowering plants that includes onions, scallions, garlic, shallots, and leeks. We’ve been harvesting our scallions for the past few weeks and will soon start harvesting our bulb onions young as “spring onions”. Spring onions have a more delicate flavor than their mature counterparts and pair really well with other spring produce. We have two different varieties: 1015 (a sweet yellow onion) and Southern Belle (a sweet red onion). Look for them soon at the farm stand!
Remember the celeriac we planted back in November? Since this was our first time growing it on the farm, we’ve been eager to see how it does in our climate. We’re happy to report that while it is a very slow-growing crop, it has done really well! We’ll be harvesting limited amounts of it every week for you to try at the farm stand. Celeriac has a flavor similar to celery but with a distinct nuttiness and delicate sweetness. We can’t wait for you to try it!
Currently in Season: Carrots, Beets, Fennel, Celeriac, Cabbage, Head Lettuce, Spinach, Scallions, Kale, Radicchio, Brussels Sprouts, Cilantro, Parsley, and Dill