I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has already signed up for the 2017 Mountain Roots Produce CSA Share(s)! It's heartwarming and such a strong reminder that we're so lucky to have this supportive community that appreciates locally grown produce. Thank you!
I hope February is treating you well. We're half way through and I'm ready to finish up all this paperwork, get my hands in the soil and start seeding! The snow has melted and this last storm brought us some cooler temps, rain and fog...
We finished our seed orders yesterday, I think the stormy weather helped us stay focused and complete that task. I got a little carried away with tomato and pepper varieties... and am excited about the cucumbers we are trialling in the high tunnel this season. We're planning to grow and trellis cucumbers in the high tunnel this year as opposed to growing them in the field, with hopes of an earlier harvest and much more productive plants.
The alliums we seeded a few weeks ago are all making an appearance, which is exciting! And, in the coming days I'm going to prep the remaining greenhouse beds and seed some early carrots and beets, which should be ready for our first CSA harvests in June. We're also seeding a few beds with a cover crop mix. This will grow until early May, and then we'll turn it into the soil and prep for transplanting tomatoes.
That's all for now. Enjoy the afternoon and the next couple days of sunshine...