If you follow our writings you know that the high tunnel was recently finished. We have been messing around trying to get the high tunnel's finishing touches accomplished and I think we are about there. We sowed the first crops in early november for a winter harvest and things are coming along nicely (will post pictures soon). As always it is fun to guess and see which crops are going to be the winners in the race to harvestable size and once again.........the winner is........arugula. High tunnel arugula will be coming in the CSA boxes next week. This arugula is not like the arugula that has been in your boxes in the past few weeks. This is baby arugula. Tender as tender can get. It was a close race though......the tatsoi is not far behind and some of the other crops are looking promising as well. 150 broccoli transplants and 100 chinese cabbage transplants were planted out last week and onions, fennel, cauliflower, celery, celeriac and tomatoes are soon to follow. WE are also going to be planting strawvberries in the high tunnel to get an early crop of berries......hopefully we will have enough to share!!!
In addition to the high tunnel the hoop house in the front fields was cleaned up, soil worked, amended and sowed last week. In the hoophouse we sowed lettuce, ruby streaks mustard, premium greens mix, red turnips, chioggia beets, red carrots, radishes and perpetual spinach......let the race begin!! Who will be first out of the hoop house??
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )