Spring crops

It was a slow start to spring, with much cooler temperatures than we had during last year’s unusually warm March and April, and almost no rain at all until now.

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Garlic is getting big! We will harvest some of it as green garlic for the early CSA shares.

Cool and dry kept us busy irrigating, and meant that the plants are growing a bit more slowly than usual.  But it has allowed us to keep on top of weeding, which means we should see an abundance of good produce once the plants take advantage of warmer weather and rains.

We cover our melons with a tent of fabric to warm things up, and to keep bugs off.

We cover our melons with a tent of fabric to warm things up, and to keep bugs off.

Our CSA season begins in just two weeks!  We are excited to get harvesting, the lettuce, spinach, green garlic, radishes and cooking greens will be the first things ready.

Jeff getting ready to prepare the soil using the disc harrow.

Jeff getting ready to prepare the soil using the disc harrow.

Shares are still available at our Hudson Valley CSA pickups (Clermont, Red Hook, Kingston and Woodstock) so please sign up or spread the word!

 

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