Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Nice morning in April.......




Ben and I grabbed some hot coffee and took a walk out past the horse pasture this morning. Now that the snow has melted, it was time to check out our garlic patch! It's up and doing well. Perhaps a bit late this year, but no worries. A few years ago during my birthday on March 10th we visited my folks and my dad was proudly displaying his rows of 'green garlic' already showing nicely! Every year is different. We hope to build up a steady crop of the garlic within the next few years. It will sell fast, PLUS I will be keeping some back for seed. Greenhouses are 'popping'. It's still cold, but with the sun she rises to up over 90 degrees in there no prob. Things are happy. Ben watered his asian greens and onions today. Our field lettuce seedlings and broccoli look great, so I had to share a picture. Leeks, celery are all up now too. All our field tomatoes are transplanted and thriving. Peppers are coming along, basil is also up and enjoying the heat. Ben will head to Dufferin tomorrow with spuds, BUT keep in mind that he will not be there April 10th, but will be back April 17th. He will be doing 'every other' week markets, as we are getting busy and don't have much to sell right now! Hope to see the Dufferin Crowd soon!