The daily (sometimes at least 6 times daily) garden tour gets more and more exciting every day!! With the arrival of this warm weather the garden beds are rockin and rollin and the crops in the hoophouse have decided it is time to go to seed (bummer!). The transition from growing inside to growing outside is always a little nerve-racking. Plants are so nicely protected under plastic and then you transition out to the garden beds and the little spring plants seem so vulnerable. Spring also tends to be a time of tumultuous weather. We escaped the downpour last night with no damage and actually we needed the rain so it was a bonus. The first of many cold weather planting are in and now it is just a waiting game to see who is going to be the first to harvest. Is it going to be super-fast maturing radishes (30 days to maturity) or is it going to be the baby greens for the first spring salad? I do believe the race is on between them. We don't count the green onions which are already harvestable from last years fall planting. This year we are livening it up a little bit with 5 different types of radishes (easter egg mix, Zlata, white icicle, cherry belle and plum purple). We skipped the french breakfast radishes this year as last year we got one harvest and then they decided to split on us. Maybe we will give them a whirl again next year. There are no shortage of greens either......a few of the varieties we have in are arugula, lettuce cutting mix, spinach, greens mix (asian greens), mild mesclun mix, elegance greens mix and ovation greens mix.
We hope to have crops to share by late March!! We will keep you posted!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )