Spring Update

Spring 2019 has been a great semester for Farm to You NH.  Having only five students has made the course different than other years.  Students have gotten more of a one on one experience in their workshifts. Crop production has been steady this semester.  In the unheated tunnel, Red Russian and Winterbor Kale have thrived!  … Continue reading Spring Update

A Guide to Reducing Waste: Freezing, Dehydrating, and Composting

We’re all about being sustainable here at Farm to YoU NH. Americans waste some 60 million tons of food a year. We have a two-part blog for you with some tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste. This week we will discussing freezing and dehydrating food, as well as composting.   Freezing Foods … Continue reading A Guide to Reducing Waste: Freezing, Dehydrating, and Composting

Watermelon

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name: Watermelon Scientific name: Citrillus lanatus Family name: Cucurbitaceae Cultivar groups: Sugar Baby, Charleston Gravy, Crimson, etc. Warm season or cool season: Warm season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: Plant seeds ½-1” deep, 18-24” apart in groups of three. Thin later on to best plant per bunch. Rows 5-6 feet apart. … Continue reading Watermelon

Chives

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Chives Scientific Name: Allium fistulosum Family Name: Allium Cultivar Groups: bulbing onion, shallot, bunching onion Warm season or cool season:  Cool season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows:  2” to 3” between plants, 4” between rows Fertility Requirements: Maintain soil pH between 6.5 to 6.8 Less N fertilizer will be needed … Continue reading Chives

Thyme

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name: Thyme Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris Family name: Labiataceae Cultivar groups: common thyme, lemon thyme, wooly thyme, creeping thyme, wild thyme, elfin thyme Warm season or cool season: cool season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: 6 inches between plants, 12 inches between rows Fertility Requirements: -Light, dry, well drained soil with … Continue reading Thyme

Sweet Potatoes

Crop Information: Crop name: Sweet Potato Scientific name: Ipomeoea batatas Family name: Convolvulaceae Cultivar groups: orange flesh and white flesh Warm season or cool season: Warm Season Planting instructions: Transplant; slips (rooted sprouts) or vine cuttings placed 4 inches deep in warm, moist sand or soil for about 1 month. Ambient temperature must be at … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes

Kale

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name: Kale Scientific name: Brassica oleracea Family name: Brassicaceae Cultivar groups: Acephala group Warm season or cool season: Cool season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: Sow ¼ to ½ inches deeps, 1 inch apart in rows 18 to 30 inches apart.  Thin to 12-16 inch spacings. Fertility Requirements: Well-drained soil high … Continue reading Kale

Asparagus

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Asparagus Scientific Name: Asparagus officinalis Family Name:  Asparagaceae Cultivar Groups: (most common) Jersey Knight and Jersey King - Widely adapted, do well in warm climates. Jersey Giant - Good for colder regions. Warm season or cool season: Warm Season   PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: -Dig trenches 6 inches wide … Continue reading Asparagus

Cucumbers

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Cucumber Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus Family Name: Cucurbits Cultivar Groups: Pickling (short with spines), slicing (long with spines) and beit alpha types (long with tender, spineless skins) Warm season or cool season:  Warm season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: Sow seeds in rows, 1 inch deep, 6 to 10 inches … Continue reading Cucumbers