Slowly, the fields are transitioning from cover crops to row crops. The winter rye and crimson clover are getting mowed and turned under, decomposing into sweet organic matter. Rows are hilling up, amendments are being added, and crops begin to go in. It's almost March, and we begin to build steam. Next week, leeks! And that's only the outdoor fields. . .
In the hoop houses, beets, spinach, and carrots are germinating. Lettuce mix grows taller. Swiss chard and kale hold on tight and keep producing. Other rows are getting cleared out and amended, prepared for crops to come. The greenhouse seeding of our first round of summer crops -- tomatoes, basil, peppers -- begins next week! Time to turn on those heat mats and grow the little babies. Summer, here we come!