Monday, March 1, 2010
With the colder than average winter all of crops are running behind. The good news is the Tulips are starting to show color and we have them available for market. We also have radishes and a small volume of strawberries. The strawberries are big and firm with a good taste. Hopefully
with the longer days and return of the sun, the volume of berries will increase. We should have turnips in a week or so.
We are gearing up for a big spring. Our starter house is packed full of trays: tomatoes, lettuce, kale, pac choi, etc. For flowers we have lisianthus, campanula, stock, dianthus, monarda, delphinium. We'll also have ranunculus, freesia and a few others surprises from our hoophouses.
It's has been so wet this winter doing any sort of soil tilling has been challenging. At one point I thought we may have to rig a snorkle and a periscope to the tractor.....Luckily we have been able to till a few of our raised beds. Weather permitting we'll be able to plant the starts from our greenhouse as well direct seed other items such as carrots.