As we open the new year we are slowly dwindling down the crops that are still producing. This is for a number of reasons. Some crops have simply been harvested out (i.e. turnips.....we will plant more in the spring) and others have ceased their growth due to the frequent cold snaps we have been experiencing. There are a few crops that are hanging in there outside in the garden beds and still looking good (collards, carrots, kohlrabi and surprisingly the hardy little herb....cilantro). Beds of salad greens are hanging out waiting for a warm spell to shoot up to harvestable size. In the hoophouse we have greens aplenty but the cold has also set them back (they are growing extremely slowly) but we have had a few salads from the sown mixes. I keep telling Harmony that a high tunnel is in our future and then nothing will prevent the year round growth of fresh local produce. January is also the month when we start planting seeds inside for the coming growing season. We already have collards, broccoli, cabbage, chinese cabbage and leeks coming up in the seed room in the barn. Spring is just around the corner!! Can't wait for the growing season!
Until then....Enjoy the first month of 2011!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )