As the soggy field becomes more pond than field this morning, I thought I better take the opportunity to share a little Spring update with you!
Before I do that, let me just thank everyone who has already signed-up for this Season’s CSA. If you haven’t had a chance to do so, we still have space for a few more, so please don’t hesitate. If you know someone who might be interested in joining us, I would appreciate you sending them my way, the sooner I can fill those spots the sooner I can focus my energy on growing!
Also: quick reminder that the second instalment is due, for anyone paying in instalments and if you haven’t sent your deposit yet, please do so.
With the arrival of Spring, I have hung up my seed packing gloves and am now back to full-time Knuckling Down on the farm.
Despite the wet field, there is plenty of seeding going on in the greenhouse. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are coming along nicely, although they would be happy for a little more sunshine. Early plantings of beets, spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, onions and salad turnips are among some of the things that are enjoying a head start in the greenhouse while we wait for the soil to warm up.
The extra early crops inside the greenhouse are growing and the countdown is on for us to open our online farm store. If you are missing Spring greens as much as I am, I’m hoping we will have some available later this month!
Later this week it looks like we may get a little long weekend sunshine. I’ve got my fingers crossed that a few of our beds will dry out enough that I can sneak in some peas and maybe even a planting of greens and carrots. If not, I will keep myself busy mulching pathways and getting things ready for full steam ahead as soon mother nature allows.
I don’t know if it’s just the optimism brought by the birdsong in Spring, but this farmer is ready for our best season yet!