Last week we were thrilled to see the first signs of sprouting potatoes in our high tunnels. These potatoes were planted in February, a full three months earlier than when we planted potatoes last year. High tunnels allow us to plant much earlier in the season and harvest crops sooner than outdoor production.
All of our tunnels consist of three planting rows. We currently have three tunnels full of sprouting potatoes. The middle row of these three tunnels was left open and will soon be filled with tomatoes.
Potatoes and tomatoes are both part of the solanaceae plant family and are the perfect match in high tunnels. We currently have hundreds of baby tomato plants growing in starter trays. They are green, healthy and strong. When the weather warms, all of these tomatoes will move to the high tunnels.
Enjoy your greens this week and look forward to early spring and summer veggies in upcoming CSA shares.