A successful garden starts with a good plan. We spend the winter creating detailed designs showing where, when, and how the crops clients enjoy will fit into their garden space.
In February, we begin seeding crops such as spinach, kale, and scallions in the greenhouse.
After the snow melts and we’re unlikely to get much more, we remove the straw from garden beds to promote thawing. Once thawed, we’ll add soil amendments if not done in the fall.
The hardiest crops can be planted when the soil temperature reaches 40 degrees. This includes peas, carrots, arugula, radishes, turnips from seed; kale, broccoli, cabbage and other brassicas from transplant; spinach from transplant; strawberries from bare root; and asparagus from crowns.
When planting, you can use well-broken-down compost if needed. Only add other amendments if indicated by the soil test. It’s a delicate balance: too much fertilization can reduce the yield of fruiting crops, while under-fertilization leads to slow growing, stunted plants.
Want a garden but don’t know where to get started? We’re always happy to help. Our goal is to spread the joy of growing your own organic food.