Author: nithvalleyorganics

April 17, 2023

It’s been a busy week, which considering the weather should be a surprise to nobody.  Monday morning started with getting the guys going on harvest, then breakfast and chores with the plan to get right on to harvesting the parsnips and spreading manure after that.  But about as we were done chores the guys working […]

April 10, 2023

Another sign of spring this week.  The garlic is starting to come up.  It feels like it is earlier than last year, but I can’t find anywhere I recorded it then so hard to be sure.  We put the wood chips on just a little lighter last fall so maybe that is making the difference, […]

April 3, 2023

Its really starting to feel like spring again.  Yesterday our toddler decided we all had to go out and enjoy the weather together in the yard.  Not something we might have decided for ourselves, but it was actually really nice.  Today we start another busy day of spring activity so I’ll dive right into this […]

March 27, 2023

Well it hasn’t felt like much of a week for completing projects.  It started busy with a variety of projects, and ended with Nathan sick.  But there is still stuff happening so we’ll get right in to this week’s update. We are continuing to transplant tomatoes into the production houses.  The first ones are really […]

March 20, 2023

It’s been a busy week, but we survived.  Even got a few things done we weren’t counting on.  But as busy weeks tend to go, some tasks have been pushed on to the following week.  The front of the house is a bit torn up right now with the accessibility upgrades, but it seems that […]

March 13th 2023

It’s been a busy week here so we’ll dive right in with what’s new! This week we have a few product updates.  First, lettuce should be back this week at market.  If we have a lot of cloud cover this week it might not be much, but we are hoping to have enough growth that […]

March 6, 2023

For a change this week, it is easy to forget that we are in fact one week closer to spring than we were last week.  It surely doesn’t feel like it.  But time marches on, and the calendar reminds us that it is now time to start seeding onions to be transplanted to the field […]

February 27, 2023

Well we’ve done it.  For the last twelve years we have been managing greenhouse vents manually, and now we have the seedling house vents automated.  This will save us some time in the long run, but saving time is only the third and least important reason we are making this change.  The first and most […]

February 20, 2023

Some days it is easy to forget it is still February.  Such was the case the middle of last week when it warmed up so much that all the frost was out of the ground, and not for the first time this winter.  This time we took advantage of this fact to accomplish the earliest […]

Feb. 13th, 2023

We are finally far enough into February that we are really starting to notice the increased day length.  And stuff is growing again a little better than it has the last months.  Not yet enough to make a huge difference in supply at market, but it is coming at least! This week we are back […]