Of Seedlings

Winter may seem long, but it is a welcome respite after three seasons of intense physical activity, and a period of intense planning activity. Beginning in January, your farmer began leafing through seed catalogues and placing orders to reserve vegetable varieties and quantities sufficient to satisfy our partners’ expectations.

March 15 marks the beginning in earnest of the 2010 season – as we begin our greenhouse plantings.  Our first seedlings are for vegetables which require a longer greenhouse stay (eggplants, peppers, artichokes, etc.) and/or vegetables which will be transplanted as soon as the soil is frost-free (leeks, onions, celeriac, spinach, herbs, etc.). Next come other vegetables including succession planting crops like lettuce, which are harvested throughout the season.