Peregrine Farm News Vol. 17 #6, 2/28/20

What’s been going on! 

Busy few days ahead before the next rain comes in on Tuesday.  The next few weeks have the most spring plantings of the whole season and this week in particular will have a bit extra as we held some plantings from last week to get past the cold and snow and so they could size up some.  Early March is when things have warmed up enough, especially the soil, so that most and cool season crop can now go outside without any worries.

The harvest from these plantings are also the heart of the spring bounty that happens the end of April and early May when the Market is over flowing with amazing greens.  Sunday and Monday we will be planting five kinds of lettuce, lacinato kale, fennel, two kinds of radicchio, escarole, parsley and seeding more Japanese turnips and red radishes.  We will be ready for the rain days that follow.

Two things to close the newsletter.  From last week, several folks asked what the “C” word was, it is the dreaded committee.  Finally if you haven’t voted yet make sure you do so!  Last day of early voting is tomorrow and of course Tuesday is the big day.

Picture of the week

P1050438Lots of very happy seedlings waiting to get into the ground

What’s going to be at Market?

Hey it’s Leap Day too!

Betsy says OMG the Anemones!  They are producing like never before.  Next week the first of the Ranunculus.

Green Little Gem lettuce and crunchy red Radishes.

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 and Betsy

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