Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Boulevard garden is two weeks ahead of normal schedule! The garlic that we planted last fall is starting to come up. It seems like the straw mulch did the trick. Now the garlic beds are being watered and we should see some rapid growth over the next few weeks
We are going to have a bumper crop of garlic and other vegetables that we can hopefully sell at the Gunnison Farmers Market, restaurants, or family and friends.

The hardy preseason crop of greens, turnips, beets, and radishes that we planted in the hoop house are all germinated and seem to enjoy the hot humid confines of their hoop home. Above is a picture of the first spinach popping up out of the ground. The baby sprouts are never what you think they would like. Sometimes the hardest part of the early season is figuring out which sprouts are weeds or vegetables.

Currently we have planted six rows of greens radishes and turnips outside of the hoop house as our major crop that will follow after we harvest the hoop house. This week we are planning on planting Tibetan barley, carrots, beets, turnips, and rutabagas underneath row covers. Hopefully this will be the first of two waves of root crops for the entire season.

Happy planting!

1 comment:

  1. Hey folks! Your posts dried up in April. I guess you were too busy in the garden! The season is nearing the end here in Gunni (except for in the hoop house). Do you have any reports on how the crops were this year? I've been helping out on the WSCU campus garden. Their hoop house is AWESOME! They still have potatoes, cabbages, Swiss chard, and beets outside.