- Fruits: melons
- Vegetables: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, brussel sprouts
- Additional Plants: herbs
- Crop Production: nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
- Soil Management: composting, earthworms, organic matter
To be competitive, organic growers need to be able to produce bedding plants, potted plants, and transplants that are as lush as those grown with synthetic nutrients. The farmer will develop an agrosystem that uses earthworms to produce nutrient-enhanced compost and compost tea, which will be tested and compared to compost and compost tea that has not been enhanced by earthworms. The overall goal is to explore efficient greenhouse-based vermiculture in a cold climate, and outreach will be through grower publications.