Garden Tour Extravaganza!

The Happy Earth Garden Spring Tour will be Saturday, February 25th from 9 am until 1 pm.

The FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY event has been a hit in years past and this should be even better!  Come visit and tour the garden as it starts to burst with spring growth.  The kids can harvest some veggies, plant some seeds, take pictures on the tractor and meet Farmer Chip and Farmer Rebecca!

At the event we will also have the grand opening of our Roadside Stand!  We will harvest what’s ready and kick off the roadside stand with some spring veggies and transplants for your garden!

Plants we will have available for sale include tomatoes, squash, cucumber, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, asian greens and plenty more!

We hope to see you there!



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Greenhouse Update February 2017

The greenhouse we use for the farm is a 320 square foot thing of beauty in my backyard!   It was built in the winter of 2014-2015 and has been a source of lot of plants that have been in the CSA boxes for the last 2 years.  

I use 98 count trays to start all of the veggies.  No special reason, except that 98 is really close to 100 and it makes it easier to figure out how many trays to plant to fill out the 200 foot rows we have at the farm.  The greenhouse has a 3 tier wooden structure in it.  If I were to fill it to capacity, it would hold approximately 15,000 plants!

The potting mix I use to start everything is a mix of many different mediums.  I start with peat moss and then add blood meal, rock phosphate, green sand, vermiculite and earthworm castings.  I mix it all up thoroughly and fill up the trays.  The plants love it!

The greenhouse is quite full at the moment with tomatoes (some are over a foot tall already!), bell pepper, jalapeno, eggplant, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, collard greens, asian greens, 5 varieties of basil, oregano, dill, lemon grass, cilantro and a few other items.  It’s a sight to behold!  Lots of exciting growth happening!

Soon to be planted will be summer squash, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe and winter squash.