Spring has exploded in a riot of colour here on the farm.
Out in the fields the colour is green …
We have so many vegetables planted out already – more than 2 miles of rows!
Along with all the spring crops – radishes, salad turnips, spinach, pak choy, broccoli, onions, snow peas … the first of the heat-loving vegetables are in. We planted tomatoes this week, the earliest they’ve gone out to the field in quite a few years.
The blackberries are leafing out and growing well. While they are not old, our blackberries do have some disease issues so we set out 2 new rows – about 100 plants – this spring. In about 3 years they will be in production and we will remove these older ones.
Around the farmyard the colours are amazing …
Spring is certainly a most beautiful time of the year!
May 16, 2021 at 9:57 pm
May 16, 2021 at 10:21 pm
What gorgeous flowers, especially the purple-edged tulips. It’s wonderful to see you so geared up for production. I wish you and Amy and everyone else a good growing season and much happiness about the farm. Still missing you in North York! Jane
May 17, 2021 at 8:17 pm
Those purple edged tulips are some of my favourites too. Had them forever.
We still miss all our friends at North York – but not coming into the city for market.
Hope you can stop by the farm this summer.
May 17, 2021 at 10:20 am
May 17, 2021 at 5:49 pm
Thanks for taking the time to share these glorious colours with us. Purple iris tops the list here. Hedy
May 17, 2021 at 8:18 pm
I picked those purple iris up the other year at the Lincoln garden club plant sale. Just love them!
May 19, 2021 at 10:40 am
Beautiful pics! Will you be selling vegetable and herb plants this year? And congrats to Amy!
May 23, 2021 at 3:47 pm
Yes Jennifer. We have a trailer at the road with vegetable & herb plants. Open everyday except Sunday.
May 24, 2021 at 10:45 pm
I see you mentioned not going to North York this season, but will you be at Georgetown?
May 25, 2021 at 6:22 am
For sure we’ll be at Georgetown this season.
See you on the 5th!
May 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm
That’s good news. I’m looking forward to good garlic (and other things).