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starting the seeds

posted Feb 3, 2016, 8:23 AM by Gerrianne Schuler
Well it's that time again when we start the process of filling flats full of a growing mixture and and adding seeds. Using more lights than sun to get things growing this year. We start off the month of February sowing the seeds of leeks, bunching onions, broccoli, cabbages, kales, head lettuce, and peppers. In the next three months we will be starting and taking care over 100 flats of future transplants. These transplants will have the vigor to overcome weed pressure which is more difficult in direct seeding.

In less than 8 weeks it will be spring and the time we plan to start our direct seeding outside. In the meantime we will sow some seeds direct in the high tunnel, to enable an early spring start to our CSA. So far with this warm winter, we have been able to catch up on a few things in getting the soils ready for the growing season. We have amended with a lot of compost and composted manure, and tried to cover all bear ground with leaves or cover crops. This year we are using mostly winter wheat as a cover.

The crop plan has been updated on the website and I will post a document soon, showing the specific varieties of everything we are growing. Bruce