Well, after winter jerking us around several times over the past 2 weeks, mud season has officially arrived. I think this meme sums it up the chaos that we call "spring" better than I can:
The csa is scheduled to start on April 20th, so despite the unfavorable weather, the seeding and transplanting had to continue on schedule. Working in quick bursts around multiple snow storms, and near constant rain I've managed to get over a mile of crops planted for our members. The direct seeded crops were especially difficult to get planted, as our seeders do not like damp soil. Luckily, we made quite a few raised beds last year, and they dry out rather quickly between the storms. So far, we have planted cabbage, broccoli, salad turnips, radishes, baby kale medley, spring mix, power greens salad mix, carrots, beets, arugula, baby spinach, Chinese broccoli, bok choy, broccoli raab, bunching kale, and collard greens. Join me for a look around the spring gardens:
I hope you've enjoyed seeing these promises of spring, despite this foul weather. I know a trip back to the spring garden always brightens my day.
See you next week!
We only have 4 CSA memberships remaining, and 3 weeks until the first day of the spring season. If you have been waiting to purchase your membership, now is the time to do so.