The First High Tunnel Building is up and Planted!!
We have completed the building of our First Tunnel and planted last Saturday with Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower!! We are very excited but nervous as this is a whole new adventure for us this season. Learning the best practices of High Tunnel buildings is certainly a challenge for us and a good learning experience as we hope to have a larger High Tunnel up later this Spring.
I was fortunate to attend some classes on Farmers Market and developing a good business plan and developing online marketing and networking. I am very excited to add new locations and feel confident that we will have the products to support them and to continue to expand our business and provide new items to sell. We have also planted Potatoes, Leeks, Walla Walla Onions as well as the first planting of Peas and Brussel Sprouts along with additional Onion varieties and Zucchini. The rest of the seedlings have been started and will be planting a number of additional items this week as it appears the last of the frost is gone.
We will keep you updated on our progress and just as soon as we have product that will be ready. Have a great week and hopefully we will get an additional shot of moisture!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
With the beautiful green grass, we need the April Showers to really feel like Spring is here!! We have started planting of some of the hardier crops to ensure no issues with a late snow. The top is going up on our first high tunnel building and we are excited/anxious/nervous to learn the ropes of this new endeavor. We have approximately 1000 seeds started in the greenhouse and are very excited to get them in the ground. We have expanded our gardens this year again to bring you even more varieties and wonderful options for fresh produce for you and your family!! We are also planning on expanding our locations this year to provide fresh produce to more people. Will keep you updated and enjoy the wonderful sunny weather.
Posted by Mary's Kitchen and Gardens at 7:47 PM