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					Planting Schedule for the CSU CSA - 2005 ** Please note: These numbers and dates are approximations. actual grnhse greenhouse seed date flats 2/24 n/a n/a 4/28 5/25 n/a two 72-cell trays n/a n/a one 72-cell tray one 72-cell tray n/a actual actual transplant direct seed date date type of bed 5/25 n/a n/a
5/19, 6/21, 6/22, 7/12

Crop artichoke bean, pole beets broccoli** cabbage, red cabbage, green carrots cauliflower** chard corn, sweet

lin. ft. 300' 300' 100'/planting 940' total 30' 30' 100'/planting 435' total 100'/planting

rows/bed 1 1 4 1 2 2 4 1 4

spacing 36" 1" dribble 10" 12" 12" dribble 18" dribble

actual (from seed) (from seed) beginning projected actual days to harvest days to harvest harvest # weeks # weeks projected projected actual date harvested harvested yield 150 60 50 n/a 91 94 50 n/a 50 161 81 71 n/a 119 106 93 n/a 51 8/4 8/25 7/14 7/14 8/25 9/8 8/4 8/11 6/23 8 9 10 5 2 2 19 7 7 8 5 16 12 1 1 10 5 9 3200 small 450 lbs. 2750 250 heads 50 heads 50 heads

minimum actual yield 1300 small 250 lbs. 5760+ 1000 heads 50 heads 50 heads

comments transplanted after first true leaf into longer tubes, cold treatment for 10 days at 5/11, only produced small artichokes time constraints kept us from harvesting all of the beans too many beets!! had a lot of extra heads due to research plots

n/a 6/5
5/4, 5/18, 5/25, 6/5, 6/14, 6/28, 7/18

72" - plastic 30" 30" 30" 30" 30" 30" 30" 30"

4/21, 5/10, 5/25, ~40 72-cell trays, (planted extra 6/14 for exp.)

5/25 6/20 n/a 5/18, 7/11

5/25 n/a n/a
5/4, 6/1, 6/14, 7/5

4/21, 6/10 16 72-cell trays

n/a

n/a n/a n/a 5/5, 6/6 see sweet corn planting worksheet (see tab below)

slow germination, many were left in field by the end of the season, had wanted to start giving out on 6/22 an additional 150' of cauliflower was transplanted on 7/21 for the CSA but there was no crop produced 350 heads 250 heads would have been better to plant a smaller area more often, late season 350 bunches 550 bunches chard had downy mildew problems 4750 carrots 3200 carrots we had way too many cucumbers in early September (especially with greenhouse cukes - see below), should have spaced plantings out more, also many field cucumbers were damaged by cucumber beetle and not 900 cukes 1500+ cukes saleable 250 eggplant 650 eggplant 500 eggplant 900 eggplant 300 bouquets 400 bouquets more than enough flowers, this includes 75' of sunflowers had planted the garlic for an experiment, ideally would have had more for the CSA 450 bulbs 450 bulbs 500 bunches 2000 bunches planted 20' each of cilantro and dill every 2 weeks, starting 5/5/05 could have used a few more plants, we were often short a few bunches, 400 bunches 400 bunches aphids affected the Red Russian kale near the end of the season had plenty of leeks in the field but some didn't get harvested due to time constraints 1200 leeks 800 leeks n/a 400+ heads bonus crop from research plots we had plenty of melons due to offering the members the conventionally 400 melons 900 melons grown ones for our experiment as well hadn't allowed enough space for onions 1200 bulbs 600 bulbs 2000 peppers 3900 peppers includes hot and sweet peppers crop failure due to potato psyllids 2200 lbs. n/a replanted due to mice eating seeds after direct seeding on 6/6, replanted 100 pumpkins200+ pumpkinsin peat pots in the greenhouse late but they were ready in October! 400 bunches 700 bunches had poor germination sometimes due to bad drip tape coverage at the end of the season had problems with mildew so could no longer 500 pounds 220+ pounds harvest after September 15th had problems with spinach rust 500 lbs. 200 lbs. 1000 squash 1550 squash seed soaked, replanted on 6/28 due to mice predation, originally planted 6/7, also covered them with row cover to protect from cucumber beetle, late planting and reduced plant numbers resulted in poor yield 1050 squash 200 squash Plants were very large at transplanting due to radiant greenhouse floor heating. We really didn't need to plant the extra 250' in the CSA plot because we had plenty from the experiment, but we wanted to have heirlooms for the CSA. 750 lbs. 2250 lbs.

cucumber, field eggplant, globe eggplant, japanese flowers garlic herbs kale leeks lettuce, head** melons** onion, bulb peppers potato

n/a 3/29 3/29 various n/a various 4/12 2/10 n/a 4/28 n/a 3/23 n/a

n/a four 36-celled trays four 36-celled trays various n/a various one 72-cell tray five large flats* n/a 960 peat pots n/a six 72-cell trays n/a

n/a 6/2 6/2 5/25 n/a 5/25 5/18 5/18 n/a 5/26 5/4 6/1 n/a

6/8, 6/23 n/a n/a various 11/12 n/a n/a n/a 5/6, 6/2 n/a used sets n/a 4/20

72" - plastic 150'/planting 72" - plastic 115' 72" - plastic 115' 72" - plastic 650' 30" 72" - plastic 30" 30" 30" 72" - plastic 30" 72" - plastic 30" 250' 140' 25' 300' 240'/planting 1800' 100' 250' 475'

1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 4 2 1

6" 18" 18" various 6" 12-18" 18" 6" 12" 24" 4" 18" 12"

55 131 131 various n/a n/a 50 140 60 95 50 133
50 - baby, 120 - big

121 121 various n/a n/a 79 161 68 105 85 134 n/a

7/28 7/28 7/21 7/5 6/9 6/30 7/21 7/14 8/11 7/28 8/4 n/a

14 5 10 1 10 8 8 4 8 8 9 22

15 9 9 10 1 14 8 5 4 8 6 10 n/a

pumpkins radish salad mix, field grown spinach** squash, summer

6/13 n/a n/a n/a n/a

25 flats of peat pots n/a n/a n/a n/a

7/5 n/a n/a n/a n/a

tried on 6/6
5/5, 5/27, 6/14, 7/5, 7/18 5/23, 6/6, 6/13, 6/23, 7/1, 7/18 4/27, 5/24, 6/16

5' 30"

1200' 50'/planting

1 4

2' dribble

100 45 30 50 50

122 49 36 36 59

10/13 6/23 6/29 6/2 8/4

3 8 1 10 10

3 14 7 3 10

6/6, 6/28

30" 225'/planting scattered dribble 30" 580' 2 dribble 72" - plastic 150'/planting 1 2 seeds/24"

squash, winter

n/a

n/a

n/a

6/28

5'

450'

1

2 seeds/24"

75

98

10/4

1

1

tomato** greenhouse crops arugula

3/28

16 36-cell trays

5/19

n/a

72" - plastic

1250'

1

2'

130

115

7/21

9

12

5/3, 5/13, 5/20

10 large flats*

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

30

30

6/2

11

4

137 pounds

34 pounds

time limitations in field haulted greenhouse planting (flea beetles would have destroyed the crop in the field) space constraints kept us from planting more in the greenhouse and the crop in the field was delayed, resulting in a non-continuous supply these were part of a greenhouse experiment

salad mix cucumber, grnhouse

5/3, 5/13, 5/20

5/3

40 large flats* 100 peat pots

n/a n/a

n/a n/a

n/a n/a

n/a n/a

n/a n/a 50 pots, 2 plants/pot

30 55

30 58

6/2 6/30

3 14

3 16

100 pounds 900 cukes

75 pounds 890 cukes

*"large flats" refers to tomato packing trays that we used for greenhouse production which are approximately 17 x 24" ** these crops were part of other studies so we often produced more than was really needed of them, in the case of melons conventional produce was offered to members as well (the calculations for the conventional plot is included in that case)

Sweet Corn Planting Schedule - 2005 CSU CSA projected actual sow date sow date 11-May 20-May 11-May 20-May 11-May 20-May 11-May 20-May 29-May 16-Jun 29-May 16-Jun 29-May 16-Jun projected actual projected actual days to harvest days to harvest harvest date harvest date 68 90 18-Jul 18-Aug 78 97 28-Jul 25-Aug 85 104 4-Aug 1-Sep 91 111 10-Aug 8-Sep 66 91 2-Aug 15-Sep 70 98 6-Aug 22-Sep 78 98 15-Aug 22-Sep

variety Trinity Silverado Argent Silver Queen Fleet Sugar Buns Silverado

row length planted 400' 400' 400' 400' 600' 600' 600'


				
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