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Kyle's farm update: Why "greenhouse season" is fun for us

Spring has a nickname at the farm: greenhouse season. Although we're eager to get working in our fields, "greenhouse season" is always fun for us. Why?

It's because the flowers and crops we are growing in our seven different greenhouses are growing and changing almost every day.

Our annual flower greenhouses are beginning to fill up with plants for your gardens, containers and window boxes, hanging baskets, and planters. Watching them grow from tiny seeds or cuttings into the beautiful plants we will have for you later in the spring can't help but make us smile.

You can, however, get some nice colorful plants from us now. We have a nice selection of pansies, violas, and plants for Easter, including Easter lilies, hyacinth, daffodils, and tulips ready for you to take home.

In addition to starting vegetable plants for your gardens and our fields, we have been busy in our vegetable greenhouses. We are growing a few different crops to bring something fresh to the table during late winter and early spring. In our "hydroponic house" we are already picking our Moulton's salad mix and some fresh dill, cilantro, and basil. This weekend, we will start harvesting our first spinach crop out of our hydroponic house.

In our tomato house, we are beginning to see fruit development and a definite increase in the size of the plants. It's hard to keep up with pruning and trellising as they grow so fast!

In our fields, the ground is drying somewhat as the frost leaves the ground, but we still think it will be a few weeks before we get any planting done. We do have work to do in the fields before then. We will soon be removing the straw from our strawberries, and we recently dug some spring parsnips. They've been delicious and ultra sweet. See what else we have for you in our farm market by visiting our now harvesting page.

We are looking forward to increasing temperatures, better growing conditions, and seeing you at the farm and our upcoming events!


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