Wondering how your crops are progressing? Here's a few updates:
- The greenhouse plants are growing well! No groundhog invasions this year. Here's a photo I took on March 27th. In the foreground, you see some kohlrabi that we planted last week and some cabbages that we planted today.
- We planted 50 Asian pear trees. It will take a few years before they produce much, but we have high hopes!
- Elysian Energy's monthly volunteers just helped us plant 100 rhubarb crowns, and today we put in the last of 1000 new asparagus crowns. Again, we won't pick them for a few years, but you're patient, right?
- We're midway through the job of putting up an 8' fence around the perimeter of our newest crop of strawberry plants.
- The first carrots just germinated! Lots more seed are in the ground and nearly ready to sprout: lettuce, mustard greens, kale, collards, radishes, turnips, fennel, bok choi, spinach, arugula,
- Looking especially good in the greenhouse right now: tomatoes! Peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, swiss chard, herbs and flowers are also coming along nicely.
- Here's a photo of the new turkey that one of our volunteers, Alla, brought to wander our fields. He's surprisingly friendly--a show-off, really.
I hope that's getting you excited for the new season!