Partner-Farmer Mini-Reports: What are they up to this week?
Tesa at CommonWealth Urban Farms
Growing edible flowers, edible herbs, cut flowers
“We’ve had plugs of seedlings all over the house, trying to keep them from getting too cold or too hot. Last weekend we put in a compost windrow with a hoop and put the plants out and they seem to be popping out of it. I did bring them all back in on a 20-degree night, just to be safe. They’re happy now in the low tunnel!”
Megan—Circleculture Farms at CommonWealth
Growing specialty cut flowers.
“Been working a lot on prepping beds, starting lots of seeds, and getting prepped for Spring Bulbs! I still have a few Spring Flower Shares available. More information at www.circleculturefarm.com
Jacob—Circleculture Farms at CommonWealth
Growing market vegetables, salad mixes, mushrooms.
“This last week I’ve been chopping the over winter cover crops and laying the trimmings in the walk rows. I’m going to let it wind dry and use it as mulch. I also started delivering produce by bicycle. Microgreens to Red Rooster. People are already finding Morel Mushrooms!
Lia at CommonWealth Urban FarmsGrowing vegetable, flower, herb and pollinator seedlings. Managing food forest, offering educational programing.
I am up to my elbows in seedlings! And loving it. Our compost-heated greenhouse is full up, and I’ve moved the hardier seedlings out to the compost-heated hot beds.
Our first seedling sale will be Friday, March 13th from 4-6 pm & Saturday, March 14th from 10 am – 2 pm, in front of the hoop house at 1016 NW 32nd Street.
I’ll have the cool weather seedlings ready: broccoli & cauliflower, green onions, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, chard & arugula. For you flower lovers, I’ll have larkspur, sweet peas, snapdragons, sweet william (dianthus) and false queen anne’s lace (ammi.) LOTS more veggie, flower, herbs & pollinator seedlings coming soon after that.