Now that we have a hot house, the growing options have expanded. I couldn't resist buying tomato plants from the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market Saturday. And I'll be planting a few things like basil that I normally wouldn't consider starting until the end of May.
In thinking about work opportunities, please keep in mind that Emily is coming every Monday and Wednesday from 1 - 3:30. So, if you'd like to come by, these are standing times at least until the harvest begins and we re-evaluate. We are going to try to follow the cycles of the moon this year to schedule our planting. So, here are the dates we have thus far. Of course, if there's a torrential rain or the soil is too wet, we may have to postpone for a few days.
- April 23 (cukes, spinach, lettuce, zucchini, okra, radish, fennel, carrots)
- April 26 (basil, arugula, lettuce, yellow squash, cabbage, flowers, garlic)
- May 24 (okra)
- May 30 (cukes, winter squash, sunflowers, pie pumpkins, flowers, squash, dill, kale, onions, brussel sprouts, dill, beans, summer squash, tomatoes, peppers)
- June 6 (rutabaga, radish, parsnips, carrots, potatoes, anything that didn't go in last week)
- June 10 (beans)
- June 24 (dill, cabbage, onions, pumpkins, yellow squash, mustard,collards)
- June 29 (snap peas, kohl rabi, broccoli)
- July 5 (onions, beets, turnips)
- July 22 (chinese cabbage, pak choi, lettuce, cabbage, peas, dill)
- July 26 (lettuce)
- August 5 (radishes)
- August 18 (lettuce, broccoli raab, bok choi)
April 23 - 1:00 - 4:00
May 30 - 1:00 - 4:00
June 6 - 1:00 - 4:00 (this is potato planting time which is a good crop for little hands to work - relatively easy to plant)
June 24 - 1:00 - 4:00
We'll also have a fall harvest party to dig potatoes, bring in the colder crops, etc.
Please call if you plan to work - even a few hour's notice is fine. I would like to make sure that when you arrive you're not waiting for me to pull things together.
Enjoy Spring - I think it's finally here!