Cool Season Crops Planting
Greetings and salutations. As the weather is getting warmer and the days longer, planting season has begun. Back on March 15th was the day we started seeds starts in the greenhouse. The two weeks that followed more seeds were started: blue dwarf kale, red russian kale, spinach, kohlrabi, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage, and various varieties of lettuce. These are examples of cool season crops that thrive in the cooler temperatures of spring and can be planted earlier than warm season crops. Most of the aforementioned plants were transplanted into the ground and into the raised garden beds. Since then we have been watering them every MWF with harvested rainwater/snowmelt from as far back as November. We finally exhausted what precipitation we collected and now we are using water from our on-site well. After the starts were transplanted freeing up a lot of space in the greenhouse, we have since started our warm season starts of tomatoes and peppers. These need 6-8 weeks to grow before being planted outside in early June. By the 2nd week of May we will start our squash and melons in the greenhouse. We plan to sell greenhouse starts starting the last week of May. If anyone is interested and has questions about that, use the Chat box located on the homepage of the site. Pretty soon we will starting work on our custom rainwater harvesting system with wi-fo controlled drip irrigation. Stay tuned for an update on that shortly.