Archive for February, 2013

2013 CSA Update

While we’ve got plenty to do this winter before the growing season gets underway, we’re excited to get out in the fields to till and plant. It won’t be long before we are harvesting fresh lettuce, spinach, radishes, kale, and scallions. We are still accepting CSA members for 2013. Check out the CSA page for details on signing up. Remember that we depend on our CSA members to help us get started on the right foot each season, so if you are interested in becoming a member, please sign up as soon as you can. As promised, I’ve posted a list of the vegetable varieties we plan to grow this year. Just click on “Produce” at the top right corner of this page. Check back soon for updates on CSA, farm stand, and spring harvest dates.

Buttercrunch

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Capturing Sunlight

February is certainly a cold, stark month. But for vegetable growers it means the early beginnings of a new season. We have begun sowing leeks and onions into flats, and will move them into the hot house soon after they germinate. Sunlight, when trapped by means of a greenhouse or high tunnel is an amazing source of heat even in the dead of winter. Today, at 28 degrees outside temperature, it’s reached about 75 in our low tunnel without any supplementary heat. By running a kerosene heater at night to regulate the lower temperatures, we can create an environment suitable for starting our early spring crops.

Hot House

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