April is here! The grass is a little bit greener, the temperature is a little bit warmer, and the daffodils have started to pop up. Our plans have changed since March. We were originally planning on building a heated greenhouse to start seedlings in. Luckily, we soon found out that we were able to use space inside the greenhouse at Duke Farms, so we no longer needed to build our own heated greenhouse, which eased our task list. However, we did order some supplies needed to build the heated greenhouse and since those supplies came in, we converted our plans from building a greenhouse to building a high tunnel with in-ground beds. There are some photos of the high tunnel being built and some neat-looking time-lapse videos of the in-ground beds being made, both should be uploaded soon.
Other tasks we crossed off our list were finalizing our crop plan. We’ve figured out our seeding and transplanting dates, and how where on the land all our plants are going. And we’ve figured it all out to the point where we’ve filled out our forms for Organic Certification. We’re still not certified organic yet, but we’re going through the steps to get certified.
We’ve also finished seeding our first succession of seedlings since we were able to get space in the Duke Farms Greenhouse. Our space is filled with Onions, Kale, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, Beets, Flowers and lots Tomatoes.
The last thing we’ve done was finalized our pamphlet for our CSA and we started handing it out. If you weren’t able to find one, the information found on the pamphlet is also up on the CSA page on this website. In addition to the CSA, we can also be found at the Duke Farms Farm to Table Market and the Sea Bright Market.