That is, from greens to tomatoes.  This is the time of year the hoophouses begin their annual transition.  Greens for the spring share get planted in March, followed by little tomato plants in April, planted right next to the greens.  The tomato plants grow side by side with the greens.  As the greens are harvested the tomato plants get more room.  Yesterday was the day we decided they were getting so big that they needed support, so trellising went in. It’s only too bad that there really isn’t red on those plants yet for our salads.  Soon!

Brian and Chris pounding in fence posts for the trellis support.

Brian and Chris pounding in fence posts for the trellis support.

The trellising is up.  We made tomato trellises from pvc pipe.  The pipe slides over the fence posts.

The trellising is up. We made tomato trellises from pvc pipe. The pipe slides over the fence posts.

A close up view of tomato plants next to a salad mix bed.

A close up view of tomato plants next to a salad mix bed.

And now everything gets watered.

And now everything gets watered.

Watercress harvest in a spring-fed stream on the farm. (from left) Eric and Elisabeth, full time employees, cut the watercress while standing on a pallet so they don’t sink into the mud, while Cathy and Michelle, two worker shares, band the watercress.

Watercress harvest in a spring-fed stream on the farm. (from left) Eric and Elisabeth, full time employees, cut the watercress while standing on a pallet so they don’t sink into the mud, while Cathy and Michelle, two worker shares, band the watercress.