Greenhouse update

The greenhouse has officially gotten green. The first broccoli popped out today. In addition to that, we also have seeded cabbage, fennel, romaine, chard, and we have many more to come.

20120112-004022.jpg

We are heating the greenhouse with 100% passive solar heat! (that means no electricity!)

You can see our seed trays resting on barrels filled with water. The water in the barrels helps keep the seeds warmer at night when temperatures drop.

20120112-004159.jpg

We are also watering from a watering table. The seed trays “wick” water from the bottom. This method saves water and nutrients and gives us more control of the water temperature that we are germinating and nourishing with.

20120112-004340.jpg

CSA’s are still 10% off until Feb 1!

This year we are dedicating the entire front of the property to a communal church garden with rows for the hungry. We are also offering work opportunity to local youth, growing better veggies and giving thanks.

Advertisements

One thought on “Greenhouse update

  1. Hudson and Bremen,

    This is absolutely great stuff! I really think this will go a LONG way to adding value to our shares. It really helps a lot to have connection to the farm and the farmers. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to see the little brocolli shoots! (And a bit worried, too -we really have to start planting for plant sale!)

    Peace,

    John

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s