Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Produce Season Has Officially Begun!

With the arrival of spring we find ourselves heading out to the field. The winter break from farming was restful, but to tell the truth, near the end Jon and I were starting to get antsy - it's time to get back out into the field and start the new season. Jonathan spent some time 2 weeks ago cleaning up some things from last year and tilling the ground in preparation for planting. Over the winter he's been reading a book, recommended to us by a friend, Nate Thomas, "The New Organic Gardener", by Elliot Coleman, which he has been enjoying. One element he has decided to implement this year is to divide the ground into long beds, about 5 ft wide.

Philip busily pours the onion sets out into a box for ease of planting.
What we're planting now will be harvested for spring onions/scallions.

Monique and Jonathan planting together

Monique and Philip

You must plant them exactly upright, or you'll get twisted scallions.

They remind me of Hershey Kisses!

Beet seeds

Our brother Philip Einwechter, who will be growing part of the vegetables, starts off his year, too, by planting three types of beets.

Garlic that we planted last September/October
It's been a lot of fun getting out and working in the field together as a newly married couple.
We were married August 8, 2009.

Thanks for being a part of our farm and keeping up to date with what's going on "down on the farm"!
~Jonathan & Monique Einwechter
FirstWatch Farms