If there are two tasks that I despise it is planting potatoes and planting strawberries!!!! I dread these tasks each year. I don't really know why because they aren't that difficult, but these farm tasks are my nemesis! On a positive note though, they are complete for another year!! 500 strawberry plants were planted in the high tunnel and the potatoes are in the ground! I am in the clear until next February and lets hope that these two crops repay the effort in bumper crops of juicy strawberries!!
Spring has sprung!!! Have you noticed the elm trees are flowering adding a rosy hue to the horizon? Buds are swelling and certain herbaceous plants and grasses are greening up. What does this mean? It means that we are in the thick of the busiest time of year at 47 Daisies. Seed potatoes are sitting in the farm room waiting to be planted (hopefully Saturday). Strawberry plants are on their way as I write this!! They will be planted in the high tunnel (hopefully Saturday). We are also busy, busy, busy starting seed in the greenhouse.....warm weather transplants are starting to make their way into the greenhouse along side the cool weather plants that are doing well. In addition we are getting ready to do our first sowings of the year in the outside beds.........cool weather greens will get sown (hopefully Saturday) under low tunnels. Low tunnels are a new addition this year and will greatly expand our ability to get spring crops earlier and overwinter fall crops. Should be an exciting year!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )