Planting crops early in the Spring is both exciting and daunting with the temperamental nature of.. well, nature. However, since we had a bit of luck today with the beautiful weather we were more than eager to get planting!
When the email shipping notification of these bad boys [there are three more boxes of onions not pictured] got to us we were a little surprised that the time was quickly approaching to make our first ground breaking for the year at the farm.
After stirrup hoeing, shaping, broadforking and raking, we were able to start planting our first bed of leeks! It felt great to have something planted in the ground, and even better to actually touch dirt and grass after a long and snowy winter.
Hopefully next weekend will have merciful weather so we can plant the other three boxes of onion starts.
These blog posts are written by Matt, Todd, and Sarah, the farmers of Central Roots.