This week is spring break for the students at UT, which has given the interns a chance to do some work on the farm. Yesterday we prepared one high tunnel for planting by making rows, applying fertilizer and compost, and running drip irrigation. We planted half of the high tunnel with red gold potatoes, to be harvested in early June.
Yesterday we also seeded cucumbers, squash, and zucchini that will be transplanted in the high tunnels, along with several varieties of flowers that will be planted in the field.
Currently, we have all of our spring crops such as broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, and purple cabbage hardening off outside. These crops are ready to plant, but could not be planted today due to the windy weather. Alas, today the interns braved the wind in order to prepare rows to transplant later this week!
We hope to work more this week and finish planting as the weather permits! Regardless of wind or clouds, it has been a beautiful week on the farm as the planting season begins.