April 13, 2011

what's growing

More rain here, though we caught a glimpse of sun today and are feeling hopeful with the promise of more tomorrow. The lambs are hanging in there and seem to be doing well. They're keeping us busy with bottle feedings.

We're dealing with some heavy issues concerning our poultry feed here, but that's a separate post of it's own.

In other news . . .

Our full-season intern, Lynn, has arrived! She worked on the farm last year and is here again this year. She's a huge help!

Lynn watering the high tunnel

Since the last greenhouse update, we've started:
  • purple coneflower
  • bachelors button
  • marigolds
  • radicchio
  • sweet annie
  • statice
  • ishikura scallions
  • coleus
  • morning glories
  • anise hyssop
  • cumin
  • chervil
  • sorghum
  • sweet alysum
  • cosmos (double click, sensations, picotee and sea shells)
  • more tomatoes (mortgage lifter, chalks early jewel, shebotgan, german pink, hillbilly, black from tula, yellow brandywine, snow white, black cherry, toronjuna, amish paste)
  • sweetie and sun gold cherry tomatoes
  • more peppers (chervena chushka, beaver dam, georgia flame, sheep nose, cubanelle, hinkelhatz)
  • husk cherries
  • delphinium
  • dianthus
  • lavatera
  • coreopsis
  • digitalis
  • globe amaranth
  • siberian kale
  • nufar basil
Despite the rain and sometimes in the rain, we've been working outside too. In the fields, we've started lettuce, radishes, beets, carrots and fava beans. New apple, sourwood, pear and hickory trees have been planted around the farm. We had to stop starting seeds for the time being because we have no more room in the greenhouse.

Some of our potted up seedlings are leaving the farm this week to be sold by our good friend at Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Pittsburgh (Wilkinsburg) for their opening day this Saturday! Don't miss it!

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