Wow! This past week has been incredible! Rain, hail, wind, and sunshine! We are more than pleased to say that our farm has weathered the storms! The plants outside in the field have survived the weather (mostly) unscathed. We are watching the little babies grow day by day.
Larry has been tilling and preparing the soil for the transplants that are overflowing from the greenhouse. The farm team has some catching up to do in order to get them all transplanted. After waiting for spring to officially start and the snow to be done we are finally ready! Our transplant list includes tomatoes, summer squash, winter squash, melons, cucumbers, herbs, lettuce, kale, collard, broccoli, purslane, okra…and more. Next we will be starting/seeding salad mix, carrots, chamomile, mint and lavender to go in alongside the radishes, beets, lettuce, kale, garlic, leeks, onions, peas, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries etc. already in the field.
Meanwhile, the greenhouse is brimming with tomatoes beginning to fruit, and eggplant & pepper plants in blossom. Not to mention the numerous flats of wheatgrass provided to BHHEC continually.
As if this weren’t enough, the team has taken on the task of “spring cleaning” at the farm. Matt and Kris, farm interns, have cleaned the east end of the property and organized the tractor implements and debris that have been stored there. Will, farm volunteer, has been working on our refrigeration unit which should be up and running soon. The next big projects is cleaning and organizing the wash station. Farm volunteers have begun the continual process of weeding and hoeing the beds that are in. There is so much to be done!