Peregrine Farm News Vol. 18 #8, 2/26/21

What’s been going on!

What a glorious few days this week, makes one think that spring could finally come.  The first 70 degree day since before Thanksgiving is quite unusual.  A few other interesting bits of weather data from this past week comparing this meteorological winter (December through February) to the normal, were that we have had half of the number of days over 60 degrees than average and we are within striking distance to set the record for the wettest ever with over 17 inches of rain during the three month period.  No wonder our crops are running behind schedule.

We did plant the second to last batch of vegetables for market this week with kale, broccoli raab, radishes and lots of lettuce going out in the field, just before today’s rain to water it in.  Feels a little strange to look in the greenhouse and only see one more big planting of lettuce and all the rest is tiny seedings of things just for our personal garden the rest of the year.  One flat of tomato seedlings will give us the 16 plants we will put in just for our use versus the 260 of the last few years and certainly the 1300 we planted for many years.

People have been asking if we will be opening the online store and taking preorders this spring and with the still unknown nature of the coronavirus variants we plan to do so but it will not be until we have sufficient quantities of produce, most likely the end of March but we will just have to see.

Picture of the week

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Lots of Little Gem on the way

What’s going to be at Market?

More brilliant Anemones each week now!  Looks promising for some produce next week too!

Stay safe and well and we hope to see you all at the market soon!

Alex and Betsy

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