Peregrine Farm News Vol. 14 #8, 4/7/17

What’s been going on!

Crazy blustery days and maybe the last cold snap?  I doubt it.  We are slowly working our way towards planting the big array of tomatoes under the Big Tops but even that is two weeks away because we know what can happen if we try and plant too early.

We did move the last of the Big Top hoops over the tomato field and ran the top webbing that ties all the hoops together and keeps them vertical.  This coming week we have to pull the plastic over the whole shebang, need a good still day!  Then the final soil preparation before we can cover the beds with landscape fabric and finally build the trellis.  By the end of the week we should be ready to plant.

A pretty normal spring week with some planting, some seeding in the greenhouse, lots of cultivation (partly so we can concentrate on tomato prep next week), building cucumber trellis and other chores and we are still trying to get all the firewood split.  We have so much wood cut that it will take at least another 2 days to finish it up but we will be warm for two winters to come!

Picture of the Week

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Even the airy pea trellis is billowing in the wind

What’s going to be at the market?

Do not forget that the market hours have changed!  Summer hours- 7:00-noon.           

Still not sure if we have enough to go to Wednesday market this coming week, stay tuned.

It is Ranunculus world, yellows, oranges, reds and pinks.  Anemones are still with us too but beginning to slow down for the season. Poppies are close!

Lettuces- Red and Green Little Gem, Red Summer Crisp and bit more Romaine.  Braising mix and some lovely Spinach.  A ton of Red Radishes and sweet Japanese Turnips.  The first baby Bok Choi.

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.  Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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