Sign-up now, the first seeds have Sprung!

Greenhouse Heart of Winter - Sign-up now, the first seeds have Sprung!


There may be grey skies and heavy snow outside, but I couldn’t wait any longer to get to seeding in the greenhouse. The first planting of Green Onions, Spinach, Salad Turnips, Lettuce and a few other cold tolerant crops are all tucked in and my heat table is keeping everything nice and toasty. 

Even with the little sun we have had of late, our first planting of arugula is up, overwintered garlic can be spotted poking out everywhere and there is even a healthy stand of late Fall Spinach that is just about big enough to harvest. All inside the greenhouse of course, the field is covered in a heavy blanket of snow for now.

I have great news to share, Sonora has agreed to come back for the 2023 Season, hurray! With Sonora ready to start and both kids in school full time this Spring, all we need is for the snow to melt.

When that snow does melt, we will be ready!

Thank-you to everyone who has already signed up for a CSA share this season. Peter teased me after I sent the last newsletter because I sometimes err so much on the side of not being too salesy that he wonders how anyone will even see that shares are available. To our surprise, so many of you did find the link that we had a record number of sign-ups for a first newsletter. 

Not only that, but the number of people who contributed to our Community Food Fund, including folks who aren’t even current CSA members, truly warmed my heart. Thank you.

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to sign-up yet, don’t delay, those last spots might go quickly!

Working for a local seed company over the Winter has made me want to try every new-to-me variety of heirloom and open-pollinated seed that I pack, so, although I’m practicing great restraint, there will definitely be a few new things in the garden this year.  Purple Mizuna, Lime Basil, Rainbow Tatsoi, how can I resist these lovelies?

If you happen to be passing through Warkworth pop-in to Urban Harvest and let me know which of their many lovely varieties you think I should try.

‘Till then, happy shoveling!

— Jenny

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