Saturday, May 8, 2010

Growing ons in May, 2010

Things are coming up and away at the farm. The garlic is over a foot high and many early spring plants are peeking out of the soil. The greenhouse is full of greens, which the pictures will show.
Last night we had to move our seedlings of tomatoes, peppers and eggplant from the hoop house to the basement, as the temps in SW MN dipped dangerously close to freezing. We have not had the snow that has been talked about, but it was cold enough to need the furnace turned on after a two month off age.
At our other plot we have 5 rows of potatoes in with plans for 15 more, to accommodate taters nearly every week this summer. We have a few rows of early corn in as well, and the summer squash and melon is started indoors and will be moved outside once we are safely past the cold snap.
We are still hoping to begin deliveries late May / early June...The first will be heavy on greens, but if we get the head start we are hoping for we may have more deliveries for our members than the 17 we have promised.
We experienced very heavy winds last week, gusts of over 50 MPH and the greenhouse survived with no injury. This puts our minds at ease a bit, as with any new adventure it doesn't come without a bit of worry. Hope you are all enjoying spring!

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