Saturday, February 7, 2009
It's almost spring and I'm really trying hard to resist the urge to get seeds started. It's still a bit early here.
I got some new seed ordered today along with some new potato varieties I'd like to try. I know lists make peoples eyes cross, but I thought I'd share what I grow here every year anyway.
The farm produces:
lettuce, kale, carrots, radish, peppers-hot and sweet, cucumbers, 5 varieties of tomato,4 varieties of corn, pumpkins, 3 varieties of squash, brussels sprout,broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, 4 varieties of potato, peas, 3 varieties of melon, onions, garlic, 3 varieties of beans, sunflower, various herbs, coffee and tobacco.
The farm also produces peaches, apples, pears, strawberries and blackberries.
The ground here now that the snow and ice has melted(it's 60 degrees today) is like mush with rain in the forecast about every day for the next week. The planting prep for the gardens can not be done until the ground is half way dried out. No sense in carrying off half of my humus on my boots and tools! Even areas of the arm not set up as gardens produce some of the bounty. Around walkways, along the house and barns, anywhere a touch of sunshine hits is fair game here.
So for now, I will do my best to resist the urge to start my seeds and just dream about the warm spring days and the coming bounty....
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