Some updates on actual vegetable production: We have two high tunnels that are filled with spinach! Our garlic is looking amazing! We planted scallions about 2 or 3 weeks ago and they will be ready to harvest by the time markets begin. Ginger is still growing great as well, they are still in our “germination station” AKA our walk-in cooler, but with a heater that keeps it a constant 80-90 degrees…we have had them in there since February. We also began putting our seedlings in there and have had excellent germination within 1-3 days, which would normally take a week or longer.
Back to the ginger….once the temperatures remains a little more constant, we will be transplanting the ginger into our high tunnel!
All of our tomato plants are looking healthy and happy! Officially we should wait to plant them until May 15th, or right around Mothers Day for our area, this is the average last frost date for Maryland. We decided to play it a little risky this year and went ahead and planted a few hundred tomato and squash plants in the field today, but we will wait until Mid May to plant the majority of everything. We will be selling some of our tomato plants at the market this year, and they are being nurtured not only by us but also by our Love Dove Potting Mix!
We recently planted another set of asparagus, making the total 2000 this spring. We also planted 100 rhubarb roots and opened up some more ground to continue to expand. We are really excited to be doing some additional fruits and veggies this year, including sweet corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, and so much more! I think we are beginning to figure out what works best and how best to manage so many different veggies! Every year brings more challenges and with those challenges comes opportunity! Lets do this!