Ready for Spring!

March 22, 2022

It’s been a long winter, but spring is finally just around the corner! Our girls saw snow for the first time, and they were NOT too keen on it. During the winter, the laying rate slows down, but we’ve still been able to donate about 80 dozen eggs to our partner organizations every week.

Farmer Tucker has started thousands of transplants in the seed room, and many of the hardy ones have already made their way into the field. Some crops are best sown directly into the soil, but others fare better when started indoors in trays and transplanted out into the field when they reach a certain size. The onions and garlic have been growing for several months already, joined more recently by kale, Swiss chard, and beet transplants. Carrots and radishes were directly sown a few weeks ago. In the seed room, all of our tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant transplants are staying nice and warm while we wait for last frost to pass us by.

While we wait for that last frost to pass, we’re busy amending and pulling rows! We’ve been moving the chickens around the field, letting them graze, fertilize, and aerate the soil with their claws. As soon as the weather looks clear, we’ll transplant the tender crops in the seed room and direct sow ones like melons, cucumbers, and squash! Here’s to another exciting season of growing to give at the Root – thank you for all of your support! Coming up, we have a Farm Tour scheduled with the Seed Project Foundation on May 21st, and tickets will go on sale at the end of April. Hope to see y’all then!