Greetings from January on the Farm..... err. I mean May :) Alas, tonight seems to be the last night. Let the mass transplanting commence!
This freezing weather is making things interesting this week! All is well, and thankfully we have come through it all fine. I don't think we have had any damage to any of your food. But, it does mean quite a bit of extra work in the evenings preparing for it, dealing with row cover – our best friend whom we love to hate :)
Each bed can be protected by long white fabric of different thicknesses, depending on how sensitive the plant is. Each provides protection to tender leaves of plants from the damaging effects of frost. It is a marvel of a product, but as we mentioned, it also can be the most cantankerous of farm tools. Any wind on the farm (and let's be honest, when is there not wind on the farm? ha!), and the row cover begins to flap and come loose. So, lots of sandbags are needed to help keep it pinned down.
But, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting larger, when we can FINALLY put away that most useful scourge!
This week... TRANSPLANTING! Today begins the mass exodus of plants from the greenhouse out to the fields – lettuce, chard, broccoli, and cabbage. Even peppers, tomatoes and squash will go out this week! We're excited to say the least!
So, let's cheer on the sun, put the freezes behind us, and press on with the joys of farming!
Adam, Tabby, and family!