It’s spring now!
Wednesday was officially the 1st day of this new season – a season that we look forward to with anticipation and yearning after the cold, dark days of winter.
Of course spring can be a cruel season. Bright skies & warm temperatures one day are often followed by cloudy days with raw winds, and even snow the next. Our spirits rise and fall with the thermometer and we long for uninterrupted warmth & sunshine.
I find myself crawling through the gardens on my knees, anxious for signs of life. There are few …
The tulips & daffodils are poking through the cold soil.
Red rhubarb stalks are just visible.
Our late fall planting of spinach appears to have made it through the winter and is greening up. Could a fresh spinach salad be in the offing?
The greenhouse received its new skin this week. Thanks to some willing friends & neighbours we pulled the 2 layers of plastic on quickly & easily.
And just in time! The little greenhouse where we start our seeds is filling quickly, and many hundreds & hundreds of little seedlings will need to be moved here soon.
The fields are waiting too – a blank empty canvas ready to be painted with vegetables.
It is already time to seed the snow peas. Old-timers used to say that peas needed to get in the ground in March – that gives us only 1 more week! The soil under the occultation tarp (see https://thiessenfarms.com/2017/04/12/occultation) should be ready for planting.
And this is what we’re anticipating!
And this …
And this too …
It all starts now in spring.
(Sign up for our CSA and enjoy all these vegetables and more this summer!)
We’re excited and ready!