It's big time planting season now. The seed flats were sown weeks ago, watered, hardened off and every day bring another batch that's ready to go out. And prepping the beds, fighting back the quack grass and working in the clay, can feel like a full time job by itself! But both must happen for there to be veggies and flowers to harvest. So for now, there is not time to enjoy your handywork but just to get busy!
There are lots of microgreen growing and the eggs are piling up!
Plus, I had so many Ranunculus corms from last year that I stopped pre-sprouting them when I reached 15 trays, so the rest will be available at the Markets and Online. I'll be bagging them up this week and all they need before planting is a few hours to soak in cool water so they can plump up before going into the ground (I'll have planting/care/info cards available too!)
Plus, Plus, I'll have some more of my farm-saved seeds available like Delphinium, Columbine, and Bachelor Buttons.
Whenever the nights are clear my lows are usually 10 degrees colder than forecast so hard frosts abound but the plants stay cozy!
The germination attic is also getting crowded by all the microgreens that are busy growing for the first markets! Pea Shoots, Sunflower Shoots, Basil, Mild Mix, and Spicy Mix will all be available!!!
With planting out comes the web of hoses that I manage day and night. I'll wait a few weeks before setting up the new drip/sprayer irrigation system (hopefully the really hard frosts will be over) but even then I need all these hoses to get the water there! Only I know where they all go and where they all come from mwahahaha
Gearing up for the season also means a fresh oil and filter change for my little tractor, Oscar the Grouch, who gets a new attachment once I assemble it.
Meet the Cookie Monster aka the Chipper/Shredder!
Where to find it all?
The 2021 Market Season starts May 6th!
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.