The Hoop House seems to be ready for Saint Patrick’s Day because the crops that were seeded last month are now bright and green! Here are some photos of the progress. The Mizuna (in the row on the far right) is doing especially well! Also growing is arugula, spinach, radishes, kale, and more.
^one week after seeding ^four weeks after seeding ^close up: Mizuna
I don’t know about you, but ever since the Welcome Back Brunch, I’ve been craving carrot cake! Speaking of carrots, MKG made its first whole sale of the semester of 90.5 pounds of carrots to UVA Dining. The carrots were direct seeded in the garden in August and the volunteers and interns had a blast harvesting and washing them in February. Some of the carrots were used in carrot ginger soup made for the December Holiday Party and also in several dishes students made for the Welcome Back Brunch. Students, be sure to look out for Morven carrots in dining halls during these next few weeks!
Steph and the interns have been working on finalizing the crop and harvest plan for 2018. Between the CSA and whole sales, we have a large variety of crops we will be growing this year. We shaped our crop plan based on requests from students, past CSA members, and partners like UVA Dining and Boar’s Head. We are especially excited about including some new, fun crops like Romanesco and watermelon! We can’t wait to get our hands dirty and start seeding once the weather warms up.
The Garden will be holding an Open House on Saturday March 31 from 12-2pm. This event will be a great opportunity for anyone to come out and learn more about the Garden, it’s never too late to get involved!
Until Next Time!
Thank you to everyone who has helped out at the Garden so far this semester, we really appreciate all your hard work!
We hope to see you soon at the Garden! Isabel, MKG Spring Intern