March comes in like winter… no lion!

The official conclusion here is that a good weather year for gardening is before us. Wait, you say? Well, despite this:

Spring is nearly here! No, really!

The La Nina induced no-Spring of 2022 is not happening. The average temps are close to more typical years, and the garden prep that was usually done in January actually happened. Green Season outside plants will be moving out to the main garden after March 15, bed prep is started for the early set-out seeds, and the seed starts for slow summer crops (Tomatoes, Bulb Onions) are going ahead.

Seed Potatoes should start arriving in the next week or so, and their beds are not too far off from ready to plant. Cut flower “eight week before last frost” seeds are sprouted and growing:

Stock seedlings looking for some sunlight.

and the area for our melons and squash has been pre-tilled to suppress the weed starts…

Bed Prep – there are going to be veggies out there…

The Green Season with full delivery available is coming in early April for 8 weeks, and then ahead into the main season. It would be helpful to planning here to have any of you (not currently in the winter season) who are planning to join to drop a note via email or on the Facebook page.

It is a tough thing to have the degree of inflation that has happened since last year. That said, the CSA is a good deal compared to the veggies at the standard outlets. The CSA is a vital part of the farm income picture, and there is a fair degree of anxiety until there is a bit of a clue about the number of members. It is especially concerning because last season had significant shortages of high heat crops, and there is concern that members might be just going to go dark, and drop out.

If you have an questions, drop a note. If you are thinking about joining, drop a note. If you want off this mail list, drop a note…

Also – there is a CSA ‘brochure” in the works – the plan is to provide them to you to invite people to enjoy the produce and flowers.

Enjoy the added daylight –

By Doug

--- 'farmer doug' is the planner and heavy lifter for the CSA and the LLC. Loves to teach; "ask him the time, he'll tell you how to make a clock." Always has a new idea to try, some of which work. BTW - if you try and phone call, and you are NOT in his caller ID you will not be answered - just leave a message and you will be called right back.

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