Peregrine Farm News Vol. 17 #7, 3/6/20

What’s been going on! 

Ah the obnoxious winds of March.  Even after so many years of making our living working outside and dancing with all that weather can bring us, the crazy winds of March are always a bit of a surprise, especially with their day-long ferociousness.  These are not the temporary high gusts preceding a rain storm but the serious, steady, scrub the earth clean for spring kind of gales.

Of course it is all part of the cold winter air masses struggling to stay south as the earth warms with longer days and the warm air masses moving to the north (warm air rises, cold air sinks).  The referee between these two combatants is the jet stream which will slowly move north over the next month or so until the warm air wins and our weather here settles.  Until then we are subject to big temperature swings, tornados and more.  I always find the wind map fascinating at this time of year.

Despite the vicissitudes of spring we did have a good week of planting and cultivating and coaxing the early spring crops along.  In general everything looks really good except the sugar snap peas that we had to replant because the first ones rotted in the wet, wet ground which will make them two to three weeks late this year.  It is always something.

Picture of the week

P1050445A forest of Ranunculus waiting to open

What’s going to be at Market?

Looks like another cool and windy market day.

The first of the Ranunculus, like miniature peonies, orange, red and maroon. The Anemones continue to over perform!

Green Little Gem lettuce and crunchy red Radishes.  Next week the first Japanese Turnips.

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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