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Sunday May 24, 2020

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

Note: We need a couple more workshare folks. Please give me a call {Betsy} 970-249-9725 if you would like more information.

The weather this past month has been pretty good.....lots of sunshine...clouds here and there, but not very much precipitation. We had one pretty good rain and a few odd sprinkles off and on the last few weeks, but not enough to keep ahead of the wind. Temperatures most of the time have been in the 70's until last week.. getting a few days up into the 80's now.  It's been breezy to   downright windy most afternoons just lately.  We have red flag warnings out for our area this week....humidity forecasted to be 7 to 12 percent....higher temperatures into the 80's....and winds....everything is so dry and getting drier so it won't take much to start wildfires....please be careful when you are out.  The forecast looks like we are going to be cooler for a few days starting tomorrow...60's during the day and a couple nights that look like we might get a frost here.

In the prop house...almost done starting transplants until fall greens...just have melons and winter squash to go. Just waiting for summer squash and cucumbers to finish germinating so I have space for more trays. Just one more seed flat to prick up...started just a few more tomatoes and am just waiting for them to get a bit bigger.

In the high tunnel....We are starting to transition from green leafies to warm season goodies. Got the tomatoes in last week and part of the cucumbers....tomorrow we are finishing up the cucumber row and planting the eggplant....next week we start on peppers. This week we will harvest the last of the mustards, asian greens, radishes and lettuces. Then we will just have beets, carrots, chard, kale, peas, and favas that we will be harvesting until the warm season stuff starts producing.

Outdoors...well, it is starting to look like a garden in places!!! peas look like they will start blooming soon...favas are growing well...beets and carrots are looking good....turnips and radishes are struggling with the flea beetles, but I think the radishes will be ready to start harvesting next week. Asian greens are also struggling with the flea beetles, but the lettuces and onions are doing well. The rhubarb is going nuts!!! we've been able to harvest it for almost a month now.  The garlic is looking oh so happy...won't be long until scapes!!! Tomorrow we are going into planting mode and hopefully can get a bunch more stuff in the ground!!

 Fun happenings.....favas in th high tunnel have a few pods that are almost 3 inches long....the yellow rose in front is starting to bloom....the irises and the oriental poppies are budding...               

 

Work days ...our main pushes during May and June will be getting beds ready and finishing planting....Planting frenzy continues!!!! Please think about coming out and giving us a hand...we still need to practice social distancing, handwashing. etc. but it is easier in the fresh air and sunshine.

give me a call 970-249-9725 to set up a day and time!!

 

Hope you are all able to get out some and enjoy spring!!

Please stay healthy!!

 

Betsy, Terry, Jeanne, and all of us here at Circle A

Posted by: Betsy Austin
5/19/2020 5:10 pm

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

Note: First veggie pickup of the 2020 season was last Saturday...it went very well!!!

Note: We need a couple more workshare folks. Please give me a call {Betsy} 970-249-9725 if you would like more information.

Just a brief note....hope everyone is staying healthy and able to find peace and sanity during this trying time...

Well, it is definitely springtime in the rockies!!! The weather the last couple of weeks has been very unsettled.... some sunshine and warm days mixed in with cold, windy cloudy days. Monday night we were VERY cold...something like 14 degrees!!! Yesterday morning it was 20 at 8 am...didn't get much above 30 even though the sun was shining brightly!! Today is cloudy, but warmer...I think it has gotten up into the 40's!!!

In the prop house...have gotten the celeriac, lettuce, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower plus a seed flat of zinnias and marigolds all pricked up. Keep filling all my space in the prop house up…we keep kicking stuff out to the honey house.....it is now getting very full. The hardening off bench if filling up as well. Hopefully we can get a couple of decent weeks of planting weather in so we can move some of these babies out to the field!!! Also started flats of cucumbers for the high tunnel, more cabbages, cauliflower, kohlrabi, nasturtium, and calendula.

In the high tunnel....Everything weathered the cold the other night very well...we see a couple of leaves that got a bit frosted but everything looked great this morning when I pulled the remay off. Our first harvest was last week...we harvested green onions, turnips, swiss chard, kale, fava greens, endive, Tokyo bekana, yakina savoy, orach, mustard, some misc. Asian greens, beta greens. baby lettuce. chives, oregano, and pine apple sage. looks like we may have a few baby carrots and beet greens this week as well. The peas finally started blooming so maybe we'll have peas in a couple weeks!!

Outdoors...tree pruning is progressing slowly, but surely.  We did get peas, beets, and carrots planted before it got so cold...now we are working on favas , turnips, radishes and all those babies over on the hardening off bench. Please think warm thoughts for this next week!!!

Time to sign up for our CSA!! We will be starting veggie pickup Saturday, April 11th this year. Please get signed up so you can enjoy a season of many different farm fresh veggies every week April-November. Please go to www.circleagarden.com   If you have any questions or concerns please call me of an evening{970-249-9725} 

not so Fun happenings  That cold the other night zapped the apricots, nanking cherries, lovage, and some of the daffodils. I think the rhubarb is looking ok...will know better tomorrow when I go to pick just a bit of it!!               

 

Work days ...our main pushes  April and May will be finishing the pruning and getting early season crops in the ground....Planting frenzy commences April 1!!!!! Please think about coming out and giving us a hand...we still need to practice social distancing, handwashing. etc. but it is easier in the fresh air and sunshine.

give me a call 970-249-9725 to set up a day and time!!

 

Hope you are all ready to enjoy spring!! Please stay healthy!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you in April!!!

Betsy, Terry, Jeanne, and all of us here at Circle A

Posted by: Betsy Austin
4/15/2020 2:08 pm

 



Dear %%user-name%%,

It\'s that time again! Time to sign up for the 2020 CSA season from Circle A Garden. We are 11 short days from our first veggie pickup of the season. First pickup will be Saturday, April 1, 9:00 am to noon. Please, sign up now for a season of awesome fresh veggies!!

There have been a few questions about how this is going to work with virus thing and all going on. We will be changing how you all pickup for April and May, then will reevaluate. We hate to do it, but to limit the transference of germs, Terry and I and possibly one of our workshare folks will bag all shares Saturday mornings. They will still need to be picked up between 9:00 and noon. We ask that you all practice social distancing, hand washing, etc. to keep everyone as safe as possible. If we all work together and be kind to each other, we should be able to get through this trying time. We will go back to our normal pickup where everyone gets to choose what they like as soon as possible. Thank you for supporting our farm and working with us!!!

Click here to begin your renewal process. Or just copy and paste the link below into your browser:

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We look forward to having you back this season. Please stay safe, stay healthy!!

Your friends at,
Circle A Garden

Posted by: Betsy Austin
4/1/2020 12:58 pm