Bay Branch Farm

a vegetable farm in lakewood and cleveland, oh | we grow food

Spring update – what’s growing?

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The summer-like weather has ended and we are back to normal spring temps, but few April showers so far. We hooked up the drip irrigation to help keep newly planted seed beds moist enough for germination. Transplanted some kale with limited success; transplanted spinach and it looks awesome. Beds are looking pretty good. It was amazing how quickly everything grew during that warm spell; you could almost see the greens growing. Now that it has cooled down, things have slowed down, but we are grateful for the cooler temps. A lot of our over-wintered kale bolted due to the heat. Here are some pics of what’s growing.

Garlic is growing nicely!

We had such a mild winter green onions planted in the fall over wintered.

Arugula in 12'x4' raised bed under low tunnels and floating row cover to protect from flea beetles and provide some warmth in cool evenings.

Spinach, lettuce, and beet starts in the hoop house done in 2" soil blocks.


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