Today, we did our first planting of the season out into the field! Yahoo!
But, the fields are still too wet to get our tractor on without damaging the soil. Luckily, we still had black plastic down over the beds that held last year’s tomatoes and peppers (under the caterpillar tunnels). We had taken the tunnels down but left the black plastic. That allowed the soil underneath to remain a bit drier and warm up faster. And, when we pulled the plastic off, we had some nice weed-free beds with tons of earthworm activity!
We also happened to have some lettuce and beet greens that were just desperate to spread their legs.
So, we forked the beds, smoothed them down with a rake, stuck lettuce and beet greens in one bed, direct-seeded some sugar snap peas in another bed, and still have a few more beds to uncover and plant into.
In other news, this coming Saturday (April the 26th) will be our first week back to the Dieppe Market for the season! We’ll be inside rather than our regular outdoor spot (since it’s still not reliably warm out plus there’s lots of space indoors this early in the season).
We’ll be bringing greens from our greenhouse and overwintered crops.
We can’t wait to see you!