Even with this uncharacteristically wet and cold spring, we’ve taken everything one step at a time, and so far things seem to be flourishing. I thought I’d give you all a peek at what’s growing around the farm…
Below is a picture of the garden from last year. It is comprised of 16 raised beds, measuring approximately 20’x3′. We prepped this area for planting late last fall, so we were able to plant these beds with all of our early crops. You can also see that there’s a new area in front of the garden for playing volleyball!
Our peas are doing very well. They are just starting to develop little pods, and will be ready for harvest soon! We planted two varieties- Amish Snap and Dwarf Gray Sugar.
There are also lots of greens growing- we planted swiss chard, three varieties of kale, collards, spinach, arugula, and lots of lettuces. Yum!
Pretty, isn’t it?
The other crops that we planted in this area include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes, and beets.
Below is a picture of the garden’s addition so far. It adds approximately 3,800 square feet of new garden space in the form of permanent raised beds- most measuring 25’x3′. It took three volunteer events and at least 100 volunteer hands to get this area all prepped and planted. The support from the community has been really amazing, and we are so grateful!
In this new area we’ve planted lots of herbs, potatoes, onions, leeks, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and bush beans. We’ve also planted cucumbers, melons, and birdhouse gourds.
Phew! We’ve been busy! All of our vegetables this year are heirloom varieties, and we hope to save some of our own seeds this fall.
We’re currently working on the last section of the garden (for this year), which will add another 1000 square feet of raised beds- located directly behind last year’s garden.
Still to come this month… more planting, a garden shed, a point well, and a hoop house! Also, check us out in the news!