Monday, March 21, 2011

greenhouse plants

Peppers are up. A whole row of tables are full of peppers. Anyone need peppers when they arrive? 

Broccoli seed was planted Thursday and started poking it's leaves out today (Monday) Much more broccoli to be planted throughout the season

 Peppers starting to take off.
Celery is looking good. Hope it decides to grow this year.
 On the right are onions that are up strong. Center are flats of leaf lettuce that will be ready to be cut soon. The orange tubes that are hanging down are tubes for radiant heat on the tables.
 Green leaf lettuce closer up
Romaine lettuce. That sounds good for lunch tomorrow!

 Looks like transplanting the fennel will go much more smoothly this year.

 The onions before their haircut.

The onions after their haircut.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fun in the Greenhouse

Hello everyone! Here are some snap-shots of what we have been up to.

Open flats ready to plant onions in. (right and below) Beth is planting some leaf lettuce.

Lots of Baby onion plants

lettuce that beth planted.

We added more tubes to the tables so that we have more even heat for better germination.

the next few photos are some landscape shots from around the farm.

We have the frame of the cold frame up. We will be working on this more as it warms up. Stay posted for more photos from the farm. Next week we will be planting peppers, eggplant, tomatoes for the cold frame, head lettuce, kohlrabi, chard, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, dill, oregano, parsley, and Bok choy. This week marks the beginning of our succession plantings. From this week forward, we will be planting something every week until the 15th of September.
I will be attending a CSA fair in Winona, MN to get more members to sign up for my CSA. If you are interested in getting a CSA share, visit my website at to get more information.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter wonderland

 some snow drifts

excited to get rid of the snowy mess!
hey ya'll! I can bearly move my hand!
 benches with the radiant heat system. This project is taking up a good chunk of winter.
water heater for radiant heat and a furnace from Aunt Nancy and Uncle Donny for back-up.

Saw Happy!

newly made benches

more benches with radiant heat

all bundled up to go play in the snow!
 more snow, oh no!
 yup, the greenhouse in a snowdrift

Friday, December 10, 2010


The 2010 growing season has ending, but of course there are still winter projects! The greenhouse is completed, and the high tunnel is currently under construction. Those pictures will be posted when it is complete. The pictures didn't want to cooperate, and I tried several different times to get them in order, but this is the last attempt. 
The completed frame!
Working on the rafters. Matt in the yellow made the comment
"I didn't know case made jungle gyms!" This picture proves his statement. 

Matt attaching the rafters together

Glen working on the baseboards

"Hum..where does this all go?"

Glen and Al squaring up the building

Down below: These are pictures of the awesome volunteers that came out to help put on the roof and wiggle-wire. These two tasks went fast and smoother than expected. Glen's dad helped out a lot with these projects!

Inside the greenhouse again. View towards the back.
finally completed! Finished December 8th, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Radish season

during the month of May, I have been busy direct seeding with my super C and transplanting with Beth and Matt. I have also been doing a lot of cultivating.  Beth, Matt my mom and I have been also busy harvesting and bunching radishes to Organic valley. On June 2 we will be harvesting 50 to 75 cases of spinach for organic valley. The following we will be adding head lettuce to the mix