Seasonal Overview


Here is a brief month-to-month breakdown of what to expect over the course of the season at Full Sun Farm:

April

  • greenhouse seeding, thinning, pricking out, watering
  • field work: mowing, discing, and turning under winter cover crops spreading soil amendments, spading and bed making on fields needed for May plantings
  • direct seeding and transplanting of main spring crops (brassicas and onions) and early squash and cukes (covered), cultivating with G, hand weeding, thinning direct seeded crops
  • planting greenhouse tomatoes in high tunnel, cover with hoops and remay
  • 1st Saturday market April 18, Fridays become harvest days

May

  • greenhouse seeding of sunflower and lettuce successions, thinning and watering continue
  • field work: mow, disc and turn under winter cover crop, spread soil amendments, spading and bed making on fields for June plantings
  • direct seeding of carrot, beets, lettuce mix, bean successions and transplanting mania of main summer vegetables: peppers, tomatoes, basil, more squash and cukes, eggplant, flowers, corn
  • thinning, cultivation with G and hand weeding as necessary
  • irrigate as necessary
  • begin to tie up and sucker tomatoes in greenhouse
  • 1st Wednesday market May 2, Tues and Wed mornings become harvest days
  • CSA boxes start mid- May
  • Strawberry harvest begins early to mid May
  • Harvest: mostly greens, green onions and STRAWBERRIES
  • Last frost day May 15

June

  • greenhouse seeding of fall crops (broc, cab, kales etc), more lettuce and sunflowers
  • field work: preparation of fields for fall crops(mowing, discing, spading)
  • laying landscape fabric for winter squash and melons,
  • direct seeding of beets, carrots, lettuce mix, beans, winter squash, pumpkins
  • thinning, cultivation with G and hand weeding as necessary
  • transplant melons, lettuce, corn, cukes, last summer squash
  • continue to tie up and sucker tomatoes in greenhouse
  • greenhouse tomato harvest starts end of June,
  • stake and tie up peppers and tomatoes in field
  • harvest garlic and over wintering onions, end of June
  • harvest days get busy, beets, summer squash, peas, greens, broc  etc etc
  • Summer Solstice: turn under most of the spring beds and sow to summer cover crop/buckwheat
  • blueberries begin to get ripe
  • Solstice party for CSA members

July

  • greenhouse seeding of lettuce, sunflowers, over wintering flowers, hoop house cukes
  • direct seeding of last beet and carrot beds, lettuce mix, beans,
  • cultivating with G, hand weeding and thinning
  • transplant fall crops, mid july
  • harvest spring planted onions, start digging potatoes
  • apprentice week vacations during this month or next

August

  • greenhouse seeding of last lettuces and sunflowers, over wintering onions
  • direct seeding of turnips, daikon, spinach
  • harvest melons mid august
  • cultivating with G, hand weeding and thinning
  • pepper harvest begins, summer squash harvesting ends!
  • Alex and Vanessa week vacation, apprentices run the farm

September

  • last sowings made in field, arugula, radishes, turnips, lettuce mix
  • last transplants made lettuce, sunflowers, broc raab etc.
  • plant strawberries and overwintering flowers for next spring
  • Sept 15 sow all empty fields to winter cover crop
  • harvest winter squash
  • cultivating with G, hand weeding and thinning of direct sown crops

October

  • first frost date Oct 15
  • frost protection for some crops
  • plant garlic, overwintering onions, potato onions
  • CSA ends last week of Oct
  • Wednesday market ends last week of Oct