Of course, what would spring be with out a dip in temperatures and a snow as winters last protest. If it hasn't done anything else by the book this year, it looks like it will at least do this. The overnight lows will dip into the twenties the next few nights and maybe we will get some snow but then, let that be that (I hope).
Our seeding is keeping pace with the progress of the season. Our first kale, beets, chard, tomatoes, lettuce, and many flower varieties are germinating in the germination chamber. We are mapping and planning. Getting ready to direct seed in the field.
Jim has been a whirlwind of upkeep- replacing hoses and fluids on our machines- making sure that everything is in happily working order for when we need it. Another sign of spring.
And one more sign? Our ginger arrived from Hawaii today. So we packed the pieces of rhizome out of the box and into the germination chamber, tucked them with peat moss to keep it moist. There it will stay, nice and warm, getting ready for its leap into the New Jersey soil.
We have been keeping busy and are glad for it.
Hope to see you in Flemington this Saturday!
Helen, Jim, Exie the Dog and Ruby the Fox Ver 2.20 !!!
Fresh from the Field!
Onions: Red and Yellow- Running low. Just the little roaster left
Potatoes: Classic and Fingerling
Spinach- Limited yet present
Sweet Salad Turnips