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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 3-16-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

Hello everyone,

I hope this message finds you well. This week will mark the start of the weekly fruit and vegetable crop update for 2015. You are receiving this message as a subscriber from last year. If you would like removed from the list, just send me a reply and I will do so. Best of luck to all of you for a successful 2015 growing season!

  1. Growing degree Days since April 1 will begin shortly.
  2. 4 inch soil temp: 36.9 F
  3. Disinfect transplant trays. Pots, trays, benches and the greenhouse should be washed with a disinfecting agent such as Green Shield or a bleach solution (mixed at 10%) before starting new plants.
  4. Check your seed starting temperatures. The impact of temperature on seeds germination is well documented. Providing optimal temperature for the species will decrease the time required for germination and increase the percent of normal seedlings produced.
  5. Local high tunnels are filling up quickly. I know of several tunnels filled to capacity with early spring greens. The temperature today is forecasted to be near 70 F. Tunnels will heat up fast and need ventilation managed accordingly.

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