Sunday, May 11, 2014

Quick spring update

Well the spring sure got off to a damp chilly start leaving fields much to wet to prepare for early planting.  Last week we managed to work up a small section of ground and we transplanted our onions, shallots, leeks and direct seeded peas.  I have a list as long as my arm to direct seed and the weather this week looks very promising so I'm expecting to get alot of tasks scratched off of my to do list!!

I was invited to sell some herb and vegetable transplants at the first annual Herb Day at the farm centre in Charlottetown this past Saturday and it was a tonne of fun.  Saw so many folks that I knew and met so many great new people, I can't wait till next year.

Beautiful basil transplants which were available at the first annual Herb Day this past Saturday at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown
Below are just some pictures of recent activities here on the farm.  
Planting peas pretty much in the dark.  Rain was in the forecast for the next morning so it had to be done.

Before transplanting on Friday...greenhouse is full full full!!

After transplanting, finally some much needed space in the greenhouse for the next round of seeding this week!

Empty leeks/onions & shallots all planted in the field
Onions getting transplanted

Heading to the field with a big load of compost
Filling up the spreader

It was my first time running the manure spread.  It's normally Derek's job but scheduling has been a bit of an issue lately so figured it out and away I went!!

My silly little farmers!!
Greenhouse greens are slowly taking shape.  Arugula was the first crop harvested last week.  This week will be spinach and mizuna.