We start up the first of our 13 greenhouses the first week of February. In addition to growing all of the annuals that we offer for sale at the garden center, we also grow TONS of fruits and vegetables.
Plugs waiting to be planted
We've been busy!
Rebuilt Farmall tractor, ready for spring.
Warm and toasty in here.
One of the signs of spring
These tomatoes have been grafted - look closely at the plastic clips. A painstaking job!! These little clips hold the better producing tomato onto the more disease resistant rootstock. These will be planted in one of our greenhouses and be ready for picking about June.
Here's Jen planting in the greenhouse. Lots of hours handling teeny little seedlings. It's a very calm and quiet way to spend the day.
Another greenhouse full of plants in various stages of development and growth.
These geraniums are ready for sale.
Here's a sampling of Joe's tomatoes.
Fruit - ready to go to one of the many Farmer's Markets that we attend each week.
Pumpkins for one of our favorite holidays.
Osteospermums - just one of the many early spring flowers we grow.
Squash - in every shape and size.
Just look at that happy face.
One of our fields.
Mums - we grow several thousand each year.
Eggplant - yum!
Radishes - please notice that some of them are PURPLE!
Beets - you can eat the greens as well as the beet.
Farmer Joe on an old Farmall tractor that he rebuilt.
Another shot of one of our greenhouses.
Hanging bags, growing in "The Big House".
Not everything at the farm is glamorous. We sometimes get a tad dirty :)