Peregrine Farm News Vol. 13 #4, 3/11/16

What’s been going on!

Shorts, sunscreen, wide brim hats, what happened to late winter?  With the warm temperatures we have been running hard the last two weeks and gotten quite a bit done.  Just wish it wasn’t quite so warm yet.

Jennie has single handedly pruned all the blueberries and while it will probably be a small crop this year due to the unseasonably warm December that caused some blooms to open and then be killed, the ones left should be large and on more open bushes.

We did get part of the deer fence finished around one field and will get back on the big loop next week but we got a bit side tracked cleaning up from the mess made by the backhoe/bush/tree removal.  Many days burning brush and hauling stumps out of the way so we could get around center of the farm again.  The new fence seems to be working great, no sign of entry in the young tender lettuce field.

Lots of planting going on including all the onions, two thirds of the spring vegetables, many beds of lettuce, the tuberoses and dahlias too.  Of course now that the rain spigot has shut off and the temperatures are rising we had to spend most of this last Tuesday getting the irrigation up and running to keep everything happy.  It’s either feast for famine.

Pictures of the Week

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The new fence around the lettuce field and partly mulched tuberoses

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Incredible Anemones and Jennie pulling Beets in the next tunnel

What’s going to be at the market?

Jennie and Alex this week with a bunch of radiant Anemones and the first Ranunculus.

The warm weather is making the vegetables grow fast.  We have the first Red Beets this spring and some Parsnips!  Nice small Collard leaves and the last of the Purple Top Turnips.  Tender Leeks too.

 

As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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One thought on “Peregrine Farm News Vol. 13 #4, 3/11/16

  1. Alex,

    I am going to be at a Learning Outside Open House tomorrow morning, though I am sending Rob to the market. Would you please put aside five beets, 5 parsnips and 5 turnips for us? He’ll probably be there around 10:30 after helping me set up at Learning Outside.

    Thank you.

    Best to you and Betsy!

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