As we slog through ankle deep mud in the fields it's hard to believe that what is now a cold, slippery mess will be turned into a thriving garden of food in the next couple months. The last two weeks have brought us over 7 inches of rain! No major damage, but our season will certainly suffer a setback.
We're keeping busy with building projects, taxes, and catching up on other office work, but the greenhouse full of plants awaiting drier soil for plant out. For all you greens fans, here's how it works:
1. We started sowing head lettuce in the greenhouse three weeks ago.
2. The first round will be ready to transplant in a couple weeks
3. Next we transplant, after which we wait another month or so before they'll be ready for harvest.
4. But here's the catch... to transplant we have to mow down the cover crop, till it in, and then wait at least 10 days for it to break down (i.e. rot) before we can transplant.
If you love salad, then send out a little prayer that the rains are over for at least a month.