Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Farm Update!

This year is certainly different than last year! Very cold and wet. We are officially set back a minimum of two weeks. Ben worked ground a couple nights ago, so the fields are now ready to go for planting. He's cultivated the garlic and the strawberries and both crops are looking fantastic!! On a typical year we like to begin planting our sweet onions by April 15th. By this time peas are ready to hit the soil, lettuce shortly after....not this year. We will just be starting this weekend and then hopefully full speed ahead next week - all depending on the weather. We've had lots of support this season as we've got the new baby this spring and unfortunately Ben's mom is hospitalized and won't be with us much longer. It's so sad as last year at this time she was helping in the greenhouses and was hoeing lettuce in May... she is one hell of a good woman and loves this farm. We are spending as much time as we can with her before she leaves us... We have a lot on our plate - but farming continues. It's safe to say we are all looking forward to sunny, warm days in the field and a bounty of fresh veg this year. Our radishes, salad mix, bok choi and beet seedlings in the greenhouses are growing well and most should be available at market as the month of May progresses! So look for us back at The Brickworks pretty soon! It will be great to see everyone! Despite the slow start due to this cold spring we are optimistic we'll be able to bring on an abundant harvest as usual! Please be patient! Enjoy these farm photos I took this morning :)