Hamilton College Community Farm

Garlic Scapes
Chiogga Beets
Chard
Farm Stand
Cabbage
Winterbor Kale
Lacianato Kale
D'Avignon Raddishes
Garlic
Red Russian Kale
Belstar Broccoli
Kohlrabi
Washing Chard
Ruby Red Chard
Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce
Tomatoes
Black Raspberries
Pea Plants
Peas
Red Ace Beets
Earth Oven

Calendar

This calendar is designed to give a basic sense of greenhouse and fieldwork in planting and harvesting throughout the spring, summer, and fall. It is based on the anticipated planting schedule from the 2010 season, but it is not precise. Transplanting and harvesting must be done when the plants are ready, not when a calendar says it should be done. Judgment must always be exercised, but this is a helpful tool for anticipation and timing.

February:

Week 1 N/A
Week 2 New Managers Hired
Week 3 All campus interest meeting introducing managers and recruiting new members
Week 4 Prepare for Greenhouse Work

 

March:

Week 1
  1. Prepare for Greenhouse Work
 
Week 2
  1. Green House Work: Planting
  2. Broccoli
  3. Brussels Sprouts
  4. Cabbage
  5. Cauliflower
  6. Bunching Onions
 
Week 3
  1. Green House Work: Planting
  2. Beets
  3. Leeks
  4. Yellow onions
 
Week 4
  1. Green House Work: Planting
  2. Celeriac
  3. Lettuce
  4. Red onions
  5. Parsley
  6. Chard
  7. Broccoli (second succession)
Green House Work: Transplanting
  1. Broccoli
  2. Brussels sprouts
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cauliflower
 

April:

Week 1

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Turnips

 

Field Work: Planting
Radishes (direct seed)

Week 2

Greenhouse Work: Planting

  1. Lettuce succession
  2. Peppers
  3. Tomatoes

Greenhouse Work: Transplanting

  1. Broccoli (second succession)
  2. Beets
  3. Chard

Field Work: Planting

  1. Broccoli seedlings
  2. Brussels sprout seedlings
  3. Cauliflower seedlings

Week 3

 

Field Work: Planting

  1. Beet seedlings
  2. Cabbage seedlings
  3. Lettuce seedlings
  4. Turnip seedlings
  5. Peas (direct seed)

Week 4

Greenhouse Work: Planting

  1. Lettuce succession
  2. Peppers (second succession)
Greenhouse Work: Transplating
  1. Celeriac
  2. Parsley

Field Work: Planting

  1. Broccoli seedlings
    (second succession)
  2. Chard seedlings

 

May:

Week 1

Greenhouse Work: Planting

  1. Slicing cucumbers
  2. Radishes
    (second succession)

Greenhouse Work: Transplanting
Tomatoes

Field Work: Planting

  1. Lettuce seedling
  2. Yellow onion seedlings
  3. Bunching onion seedlings
  4. Peas (direct seed)

Field Work: Harvesting
Radishes

Week 2

Greenhouse Work: Planting

  1. Brussels sprouts
    (second succession)
  2. Lettuce succession
  3. Pumpkins
  4. Winter squas

Field Work: Planting
Parsley seedlings

Field Work: Harvesting
Cauliflower
 

Week 3

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Pickling cucumbers

Field Work: Planting

  1. Slicing cucumber seedlings
  2. Leek seedlings
  3. Lettuce seedlings
  4. Red onion seedlings
  5. Tomato seedlings

Field Work: Transplating
Broccoli

Week 4

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Lettuce succession

Greenhouse Work: Transplanting

  1. Brussels sprouts
    (second succession)
  2. Peppers
    (second succession)

Field Work: Planting

  1. Potatoes
  2. Pumpkin seedlings
  3. Winter squash seedlings

Field Work: Transplanting
Turnip

 

June:

1st Week

Deliveries and Farm Stand Begins

Greenhouse Work: Planting

  1. Pickling cucumbers (second succession)
  2. Radishes (third succession)
  3. Summer squash
  4. Summer turnips

Field Work: Planting (seedlings)

  1. Pickling cucumbers seedlings
  2. Lettuce seedlings
  3. Pepper seedlings
Field Work: Planting (direct seed)
  1. Beans
  2. Carrots
Field Work: Harvesting
  1. Broccoli
    (second succession)
  2. Lettuce
  3. Radishes
    (second succession)
  4. Chard

2nd Week

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Lettuce succession

 

Field Work: Planting
Celeriac seedlings

Field Work: Harvesting
Brussels sprouts

3rd Week

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Fall succession chard

Field Work: Planting (seedlings)

  1. Brussels sprout
    (second succession)
  2. Pickling cucumber
    (second succession)
  3. Lettuce
  4. Pepper
    (second succession)
  5. Summer squash
  6. Summer turnip

Field Work: Planting (direct seed)

  1. Beans
  2. Carrots

Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Beets
  2. Cabbage
  3. Lettuce
  4. Peas

4th Week

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Lettuce succession

Filed Work: Harvesting
Peas

July:

1st Week

Greenhouse Work: Planting

  1. Fall succession cabbage
  2. Radishes (fourth succession)

Greenhouse Work: Transplanting
Fall succession chard

Field Work: Planting

  1. Lettuce seedlings
  2. Beans (Direct seed)
  3. Carrots (Direct seed)
Field Work: Harvesting
  1. Lettuce
  2. Radishes (third succession)
2nd Week Greenhouse Work: Planting
  1. Fall succession cauliflower
  2. Lettuce succession
Field Work: Harvesting
Slicing cucumbers

3rd Week

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Fall succession broccoli

Greenhouse Work: Transplanting
 Fall succession cabbage

Field Work: Planting (seedlings)

  1. Lettuce
  2. Fall succession chard

Field Work: Planting (Direct seeds)

  1. Beans
  2. Carrots
  3.   Peas

 Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Beans
  2. Pickling cucumbers
  3. Lettuce
4th Week Greenhouse Work: Transplanting
  1. Fall succession cauliflower
  2. Lettuce succession
Field Work: Harvesting
  1. Carrots
  2. Summer turnips
  3. Garlic

August:

1st Week

Greenhouse Work: Planting
Fall turnips

Greenhouse Work: Transplanting
 Fall succession broccoli

Field Work: Planting (seedlings)

  1. Fall succession cabbage
  2. Lettuce


Field Work: Planting (Direct seed)

  1. Carrots
  2. Peas

Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Beans (second succession)
  2. Lettuce
  3. Peppers
  4. Radishes (fourth succession)
  5. Summer squash

2nd Week

Greenhouse Work: Planting

  1. Lettuce succession
  2. Radishes (fifth succession)

Field Work: Planting
Cauliflower seedlings (fall succession)

Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Carrots (second succession)
  2. Pickling cucumbers (second succession)
  3. Yellow onions
  4. Bunching onions
  5. Parsley

3rd Week

 

Field Work: Planting

  1. Broccoli seedlings (fall succession)
  2. Lettuce seedlings
  3. Fall turnip seedlings


Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Beans (third succession)
  2. Lettuce
  3. Peppers (second succession)
  4. Pumpkins
  5. Chard (fall succession)
  6. Tomatoes

4th Week

Hamilton Serves

Greenhouse Work: Planting

Lettuce succession
Field Work: Harvesting
  1. Carrots (third succession)
  2. Leeks
  3. Red onions

September:

1st Week

 

Field Work: Planting
Lettuce seedlings

Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Beans (fourth succession)
  2. Lettuce
  3. Potatoes
  4. Winter squash

2nd Week

 

Field Work: Planting
Garlic

Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Carrots (fourth succession)
  2. Peas
  3. Radishes (fifth succession)

3rd Week

 

Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Brussels sprouts (fall succession)
  2. Cauliflower (fall succession)
  3. Celeriac
  4. Lettuce
  5. Fall turnips

4th Week

Last Farm Stand and Delivery

Field Work: Harvesting

  1. Carrots (fifth succession)
  2. Peas

October:

1st Week  

Field Work: Harvesting
Lettuce

2nd Week  

Field Work: Harvesting
Cabbage (fall succession)

3rd Week    
4th Week  

Field Work: Harvesting
Broccoli (fall succession)