Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013's Spring has sprung at Sosnicki's!

We've been busy trimming cabbage for the most part of early 2013, but we've now hit the greenhouses and full speed a head! Crops just sprouting and growing beautifully! We've decided to heat 1/4 of the big middle glass beast this year, instead of a whole half.  We started two weeks earlier, so to save on heat costs, less is best. We filled it up fast!  Now we are pushing cooler crops (onions, chard, kale, spinach seedlings) to the back half to make room in the warmer section for the seeding of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants etc, etc.  Below is some early mesclun mix we will be transplanting in cut sections to our other greenhouse - aka 'covered field' area.  Some early salad mix on it's way!
 We've got a jump start on a lot of everyone's favourite: Kale!  Kale will be a biggie for us this year as we hope to really offer a lot of big bunches at a fair price. Everyone, and I mean everyone can enjoy a lot of kale this year! To your health!  Below, our baby kale seedlings: 
Here's a nice shot below of our baby Spinach & Swiss Chard seedlings.  These crops will also be transplanted into another greenhouse, directly into the soil to grow to maturity in the 'covered fields'. We are growing a nice batch of early beets as well!   
And last but certainly not least, check out the most amazing HEIRLOOM TOMATO plants (dare I call them seedlings anymore? They are huge!) growing away below!  They will be transplanted for a second time into bigger pots and then shortly transplanted yet again into another 'covered field' - the tomato jungle!  This is how we offer early tomatoes.  It's funny when folks assume we are 'importing' them in, and I explain we only sell what we grow and how we are able to get some early tomatoes to Toronto in June!  
Stay tuned!  Lots of action happening at Sosnicki's this year!  Lots of your favourites returning and some new items we are trying out this year!  Weather permitting of course!  Mother nature always has her say :)