What’s been going on!
Oh hell, here we go again. We made it through last week’s cold (coldest 22) without any real damage. Still unsure about the blueberries but everything else, especially the ranunculus, look good. Now we are looking at potentially three nights in the low 20’s! The bit of snow is of no concern, just the cold temperatures. Back in go the hoops to cover the ranunculus, fortunately all the row covers are still out in the field.
We did slide one of the little tunnels this week to plant the early cucumbers under but we are postponing putting them in until after this cold, along with more kale and some other crops. Spring always has some of this stop and go weather but never quite this extreme and it becomes wearying after a while.
Next week we should slide the last two tunnels in preparation for the early tomatoes. While the specter of early tomatoes is heartening and makes us dream of more steady weather, Jennie has been working on seeding the big array of tomatoes for their late April planting to the field. Same central group of all-star varieties along with a few new trial ones, 21 in all this year. Always something to look forward to.
Picture of the Week
A tunnel full of lettuce with the row cover ready to deploy
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