What’s been going on!
I was reading the other day that this spring and March in particular, was the warmest spring since 1910. We all have been seeing the results in earlier blooming perennials, trees leafing out and some insects showing up sooner. This effect should become less and less as we head into the summer months and more normal temperatures. One of the most striking results so far is we began picking blueberries yesterday, a full two weeks earlier than last year and the earliest date ever.
With last week’s heat things are really jumping now. The tomatoes took off and are growing by what seems like inches a day. The staff has spent parts of the last two days suckering them and tying them up for the first time. We are trying to get ready for pepper planting next week but the tomatoes and blueberries have to be seen to first. I got the beds for the hot peppers tilled and the cover crop for the no-till sweet peppers rolled down, hopefully we can lay the landscape fabric on the beds tomorrow.
Big Mother’s Day and Graduation weekend to get ready for too but we are also quickly heading towards the Farm to Fork Picnic the following weekend, Sunday May 20th. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for this important fundraising event for new farmer training programs there are still a few left. Great food from an amazing number of local chefs and farmers, local beer and wine and local music!
Picture of the Week
Pepper beds ready for fabric, lettuce waiting to be cut, blueberries calling to us from on the hill
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