On the Farm: Off to the Races
Hello my veggie loving friends,
We transplanted beets yesterday. While we love transplanting, we dislike transplanting beets.
They are... fiddly. You see, they need to be planted 4" apart (which is really close), and each beet seed is a multigerm meaning it will make multiple plants, which then need to be thinned. Usually transplanting is a race where we speed down the rows in a blur of squatting legs (it's fun!), but beets take forever.
Thank goodness we only transplant them twice. Once in a tunnel, once in the field. We do this because beets won't germinate in cold soil, but they will grow when it's cold. By transplanting our first two rounds we get beets 4 weeks (or so) before other farmers or gardeners do and so we are able to stretch out the season for beets which makes for happy beet lovers.
We also planted a ton of lettuce, scallions, cilantro, dill, and bok choi, all of which are more speedy and straghtforward, which makes for a happy efficiciency-loving farmer (me).
Let's all cross our fingers that the polar vortex -10 nights this weekend don't do them in.
Important Dates and Notes
Farm stand opens today!
You can place orders now through Monday evening at 9:00 p.m. for delivery Thursday March 31 for Goderich, Blyth and Clinton, and Friday April 1 for Bayfield.
This is seperate from the Spring Share, which starts the following week. You'll get your first Spring Share customization email on Friday April 1 for delivery Thursday April 7th for Goderich, Blyth and Clinton, and Friday April 8 for Bayfield.
Mark your calendars folks! The veggie onslaught begins soon :)
Seedling pre-orders are open until the end of the month if you'd like to place your order at the link below:
That’s all for now folks, happy eating until next time!