Growing slowly… but growing!

Yes, there are plants growing under the floating row covers! We pulled the covers back to give the plants some unfiltered sun, and mulch them with fresh grass clippings. The kale, bok choi and lettuce are all growing, albeit several weeks behind last year’s warmer spring.

But in the deliciously warm hoophouse, the lettuce is rocking! We harvested 42 pounds on the last Wednesday in April to provide abundant fresh greens for the food bank.

To keep up with the crop rotation, we’re planting hundreds of starts each week. The tomato starts are doing really well, and the squash have just been sown. This is great work when it’s pouring outside, a frequent occurrence lately.

A huge thank you goes to all the intrepid volunteers who have braved the challenging spring weather to keep the garden growing!