Archive for April, 2014

The first day of transplanting!

It’s been a very busy weekend for us.  On Saturday, we were at Discovery School for their Earth Day Open House, discussing our farm, our farming practices, and the local food movement:

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We took some lettuce seedlings of different ages and also let the kids make their own soil blocks and plant lettuce seeds to take home:

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Our good friends David and Molly Ernst were there as well.  David is the manager of the Shelby Farmers’ Market.

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As well as some folks from Alta West Greenhouse and Amy Oswalt who organized the event:

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Today, we transplanted all of our onions, our cabbages, kale, poc choi, and our first round of lettuces:

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And most importantly, we finalized a lease agreement on 8.5 acres of land directly behind and connecting to our current location.  We now have access to all the land we could ever want for our farm!

 

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Seed starting expansion

The onions have been moved outside to harden off for a few weeks until the ground is dry enough to work:
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Our current seed starting shelf was at full capacity:
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So, we purchased and assembled a new one to hold all of the seeds we started today:
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Today, we started 22 trays of seedlings, including red beets, yellow beets, swiss chard, broccoli, kale, pac choi, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, bibb lettuce, asters, eggplant, and 7 varieties of peppers, both sweet, and hot!

The ground should be workable soon, and then we will be able to start our direct seeding in the garden!

Seed starting season is in full swing

We’ve been very busy starting seeds indoors lately.  Kale, pak choi, red cabbage, green cabbage, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, bibb lettuce, snapdragons, rudbeckia, parsley, and more leeks and green onions were recently started and are all up and doing great in their soil blocks.  Soon, the ground will be workable and they will be moved outside!

 

Kale:

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Green cabbage:

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Leaf Lettuce

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Romaine Lettuce

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