Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's April (Really!)

Well, it's almost April.  Though you would hardly know it, right? We had a few snow flakes today.

What does all this cold mean for the farm.  Well first, let's quantify it.  It seems a little more crazy than it is cause last year was crazy warm.  At this point last year we had had a few weeks of fifties.  This year we have been consistently below the average by 5-10 degrees.  Wouldn't even register as a blip if it was just a week, but it's been about three, so . . . I think it will slow things up a little at the beginning.  Our first lettuce may be a week later, but still ready a week or two in advance of the CSA, just a little late for our first market in Shelburne.

These little guys are brassicas that we have started in the greenhouse.  And the truth is that the greenhouse insulates us from a lot of the weather at this end of the season, always the same temp in there.  As you can see perfect germination - I am actually pretty excited about our new broccoli varieties.  Limba is the name of one of our first new ones, supposed to have lots of juicy side shoots.

Looking at the bright side of all this cold: the weeds aren't getting any head start.  While at the field today I saw all the first leaves of rhubarb and the garlic coming up, spring to follow shortly everyone, believe me.

If you are looking for a link to our brochure, look no further than the sidebar of the blog, it's right there.

Look forward to seeing everyone on the streets of b-town as it warms up.


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