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If you don't like the weather, wait a bit, it will change!!

Posted 4/17/2008 7:44pm by Betsy Austin.

This has been our theme over the last couple of weeks!!  One day we are basking in warm sunshine, working in shorts and t-shirts; the next day we are shoveling snow!! {makes getting dressed in the morning a challenge!!}

The last few weeks have been busy despite the changable weather. I think we have finally been able to get all our cool season seeds planted outdoors!! Peas, lentels, favas, beets, carrots, radishes, turnips,parsnips, salad greens, scallions,arugula, cilantro, and more are all in. {peas, favas, and lentels are starting to come up!!}. Now we are working on getting the cool season transplants out; cabbages, chard, kale, kohlrabi, collards, leeks, lettuces,etc.

Our first CSA pickup was 4/5. We were able to harvest a pretty good selection of veggies from the high tunnel; kale, chard, radishes, green onions, green garlic, spinach, salad greens, lettuces, arugula, rosemary, oregano, chives,and a few greens like bok choi and mustard.

salad greens for the csa

first csa pickup of the season 4/5


first csa pickup of the season 4/5

first csa pickup of the season 4/5










 But then we went to winter again.......

csa pickup spot

apricot trying to bloom??? on 4/9
newly planted beds after the snow on 4/9


What a rude awakening we had on Thursday!! We were expecting a light little skiff of snow and ended up with about 7 inches!! At least we didn't have to worry about watering all those seeds we planted!!


Needless to say our second Csa pickup was a bit on the chilly side!! But all the snow is melted again and most of the mud has dried and we are looking forward to a warm, sunny day for our next pickup. {we'll see if the weatherman is right; he's predicting sunshine and temps in the high 70's!!}



I'd like to thank all our CSA members who have come out to give us a hand already this season. They have weeded in the high tunnel, planted leeks and onions in the cold wind, planted melons in the high tunnel, filled walls of water, filled planters Mom's secret garden, pricked up a gazillion little transplants, planted seeds,helped harvest, and more!! It has been great getting to know all of you better!!

And thanks to Jenny's after school class for coming out yesterday to help plant lettuce!! they are all looking great!! You all were awsome!!!