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

Carrots

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name:  Carrots Scientific name: Daucus carota Family name: Apiaceae Cultivar groups: Nantes, Imperator, Danvers, Chantenay Warm season or cool season: Cool season PLANTING INFORMATION:   Space between plants/between rows: 0.5-0.75 in. spacing (Thin by hand) 12-18 in. row spacing Fertility requirements: 110-150 lbs. N   Based on a yield of 20-25 tons/acre, 75-100lbs K, 50 lbs P … Continue reading Carrots

Winter Squash

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Winter Squash Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima, C. pepo, C. moschata Family Name: Cucurbitaceae Cultivar Groups: Acorn, Hubbard, Buttercup, Butternut, Delicata, Spaghetti, Turban, Kobocha Warm season or cool season:  Warm Season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: 2--6 feet between plants. 8-12 ft between rows based on your optimal growth size.  Fertility Requirements: Well drained … Continue reading Winter Squash

Beets

Scientific name: Beta vulgaris Family name: Chenopodiaceae Cultivar groups: Beet root, Sugar beet, Spinach beet, Chard Warm season or cool season: Cool season Planting instructions: Direct seed or transplant? Direct seed Space between plants/between rows: Plant seeds ½” deep, spaced 1” apart with 12-18” between rows. Thin seedlings to 1-3” apart. Fertility requirements: Soil pH … Continue reading Beets

Arugula

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Arugula Scientific Name: Eruca sativa Family Name: Brassicaceae Cultivar Groups: Bellezia, Roquette, Sylvetta, Astro Warm season or cool season:  Cool Season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: 30-50 seeds/ft, gradually thin to 2 inches apart, with rows 12-18 inches apart Fertility Requirements: Apply compost, as well as a balanced timely release … Continue reading Arugula

Spinach

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Spinach Scientific Name: Spinacia oleracea Family Name: Amaranthaceae Cultivar Groups: Flamingo, Red Kitten, Carmel, Seaside, Corvair, Red Kitten Warm season or cool season:  Cool Season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: 10 seeds/ft, ½ inch deep, rows 12-18” apart Fertility Requirements: Early spring spinach may require larger quantities of fertilizer than … Continue reading Spinach

Harvest Day Recap

Thank you to all who came out for Harvest Day!  We had a great time preparing for the event.  Everyone in the class participated.  A special thanks to Professors Cheryl Parker and Jonathan Ebba, our willing lecturers.  They shared their knowledge on the new beer brewing minor at UNH and hydroponics/aquaponics, respectively. Cheryl explained how … Continue reading Harvest Day Recap

Mid-Semester Check In

​As the semester reaches the halfway point, we in Farm to You NH are excited to participate in the Greenhouse Open House on Saturday the 31st, where we will be giving tours of the high tunnels for everyone to see what we’ve been growing. Right now, we have salad mix, kale, spinach, beets, and more! … Continue reading Mid-Semester Check In

Broccoli

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Broccoli Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea Family Name: Brassicaceae Cultivar Groups: Italica: kale, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts Warm season or cool season:  cool season- summer and fall (best in fall) PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: (Largely dependent on cultivar) 6-9” between plants, 10-12” between rows or 15-18” between plants, 36” between … Continue reading Broccoli