It is finally raining, and about time I sent out a farm update!
The weather this spring has been challenging — and boy do farmers love to complain about the weather, so here goes:
It had been too hot for the spring crops until last week when the temperature suddenly dropped to a freakish -7°C!
We’d brought all our tender little summer seedlings into the house for the night as we were expecting a chilly one (though nowhere near that chilly) so thankfully none were lost. Sadly, the plants outside weren’t as fortunate. They were all damaged by the frost; even the cold-hardy peas and spinach weren’t cold-hardy enough.
It has been so hot, dry and windy that the rain today is music to our ears and we know the garden will bounce back quickly with a good drink.
We have a huge week of planting ahead of us and are very pleased to have an extra set of hands on the farm for our busiest time of year (no, I don’t mean Ernest). Thanks Elaine!
We are are more on schedule than I have ever been at this time of year.
In a week or two I suspect Old Man Frost will be forgotten and we’ll be just about ready to start bringing you baskets full of greens. I’m not quite ready to guarantee a date for the first pick-up of the season, but I am hoping for the 17th/18th of June, fingers crossed! We still have a few shares left for the season, if you know of anyone who might be interested please let them know.
For those of you paying in instalments, just a friendly reminder that your final payment is due.
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