Thursday, May 8, 2008

Farmers Market

It's been a busy week around the "Rock". Farmers market started last Saturday. We had a great selection of produce and starts and despite the rain we had a steady flow of customers clamoring for the first greens of spring. We are shooting for another big day this Saturday. We'll be taking salad greens, braising greens, spinach, kale tops, broccoli, kale tops, pea shoots, arugula, bok choi, raab, radishes, parsley, potatoes and lots of plant starts.

In the field, we are extremly busy right now. Transplanting continues to be an almost daily task. The weather continues to be cool so most of our sowing is taking place inside. We just started sumer and winter squash in the last few days, cucmbers too. They'll be ready for transplant in 3 or 4 weeks. The basil is looking good and we just began potting it up from cell trays into 4"pots. It's still a little early to get it out. We've been transplanting tomatoes into the greenhouse as space comes up. I have some planned for outdoors as well as oon as it warms up. This may well be a difficult year for toms. I'm only putting the hardiest and small fruited varieties out and reserving the larger and more fickle ones for the greenhouse's.

Any spare time I have right now is spent on setting up irrigation. We're getting there. We did get a little rain last weekend so that gave me a break for a few days. It sure dries out fast though. It's time for everything to get water again. I' ll spend a good part of my day geting tapes set.

Oh! strawberry starts are here! There's a project. We have to lay the drip, plastic mulch the beds and get em' in. Five 125ft beds, hopefully Monday?

Oh and one more thing... Don't forgret to mow.

Take care,

John

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