Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sowing the seed

This picture is from a week ago. We have sown arugula, lettuce mix, turnips, radishes, and beets for winter market. We saved two beds so we can have some veggies in late Feb./March as well. It's hard to time all this stuff, especially as it has been so cold this Dec. We've actually been under the weather with a head cold for the past week. While our greenhouse waits, patiently waits. We have sown white clover (already germinating!) in between our rows in the hoophouse---the seed is so fine and so much smaller than crimson clover. we've never worked with white clover before so we're hoping this isn't a bad move. time shall tell!

1 comment:

Phil Moore said...

Sowing white clover should be fine, it is a lot shorter than red or crimson so shouldn't swamp any crop plants. Over here we get a very low growing wild kent clover (white) but the seed is so small it is difficult to sow evenly.

But you will need to be mindful of competition between green manure crops and cash crops.

Poly tunnel looks good. good luck for next year.
Phil Moore