Hello, Happy Spring!!

Yes, Crazy Daisy is still here, but under ‘new management’. Jen & Tim were married last spring and they’re off on a new adventure! This week they are moving into their new home. It’s such a delight to see their joy.

So, it looks like Jim & I (mom & dad) will be taking over her business and we hope to see some of her loyal customers back again this season. I’ll be sending out subscription updates and news in a mailing later this week. Hopefully I can update the website too. I seem to be more efficient in the garden than in front of a computer, but, I’ll figure it out. ; )

It looks like an early spring, and although the news is lagging behind, the garden plans are in full swing. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Hope to be seeing you again this year!

Sandy & Jim Lonto

Submission Form 2016

Here is a sneak peek at what is coming up!

Watermelon

Watermelon

Tomato

Tomato

Piel De Sapo Melon

Piel De Sapo Melon

Muskmelon

Muskmelon

Canary Melon

Canary Melon

The cucumbers are just exploding, as you can see! Feel free to grab for family and friends!

Cukes

Here are a few pictures showing how well all the vegetables are doing!

Peppers and Eggplant

Peppers and Eggplant

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Beans

Beans

Zucchini

Zucchini

We finished up planting early last week! The last thing to go in was sweet corn, which is good because it likes warm soil to germinate.

 

Its looking good good out there, stay tuned for news on the first harvest of the season!

Spring is in full swing and planting is nearly done!

What we’ve done so far;

watermelon (red, yellow, and orange varieties)

cucumbers (both slicers & pickles)

lettuce

pac choy

tatsoi

kale

collards

swiss chard

beets (red, yellow and white)

carrots

cantaloupe

canary melons

zucchini (4 varieties)

bush beans (green & yellow)

edamame

butternut squash

buttercup squash

acorn squash

spaghetti sqaush

pumpkins

We’re hoping to get the last of the crops planted this upcoming week, but rest assured we have been hard at work preparing for the harvest, we can’t wait to start bringing in that good stuff. If the weather is kind, we are on track for our usual first harvest in late June or early July. We can’t wait!!

 

 

Sorry for the lack of updates! Don’t worry though, we have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. The beds are mulched and prepared, just awaiting warmer weather (no more snow, please!). The seedlings are up and being nurtured along:

Seedlings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are about 2 weeks from starting the first of the crops outdoors. Potatoes, peas, and lettuce will go in first, but other fun stuff will follow shortly.

 

There is still time to sign up! Email me at crazydaisycsa@gmail.com for a submission form, or with any questions about the upcoming season.

I had a leftover turkey leg from the renaissance festival (costco’s 2 tickets plus 2 turkey legs is a great deal!) so I decided to make a batch of collard greens. My house smells so good right now!

What are you cooking this week?

Cooking collards

We’re finally hauling in the good stuff! We’ve had a couple of nice baskets and more are in the way. It seems like nature is trying to make up for its bad behavior this spring with nice deep soaking rains and warm days. Unsurprisingly the zucchini  and cucumbers are exploding, we will have a ton of extras so this would be a good week to make zucchini bread to eat, share, and freeze for later.

 

We also have some sweet stuff that’s just about ready!

Melons!

Melons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butternut squash

Butternut squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s a fun pic to compare with earlier ones. The squash plants getting big!

 

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It seems this season is determined to go down in history. First with record breaking floods- you may have noticed some of the commercial farms around us haven’t planted at all, others have soybeans that are only a few inches tall. No one in our area has a normal looking crop. All a result of the spring floods and our local heavy clay soil.

Then last week we experienced record cold temperatures. Nothing was killed here at the farm, but vegetables that normally grow inches per day have not grown at all for the better part of the week. And today it seems the weather is overcompensating with ridiculous heat and humidity. We have water going on the more sensitive crops so the heat should be a good thing.

So once again we are taking a short break in the harvest to give stuff a chance to catch up. Our next harvests will be Tuesday July 29th and Friday August 1st. Given another week to recover we should be back on track again and hope for smooth sailing for the rest of the season.

Once again I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding, we really appreciate it!

In the meantime here are some pics to show how it’s looking out there.

 

Yes! Those are itty bitty cucumbers

Yes! Those are itty bitty cucumbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melons are vining

Melons are vining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squash

Squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potatoes are blooming

Potatoes are blooming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomato plants are about 1/3 size normal but already have fruit

Tomato plants are about 1/3 size normal but already have fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrots

Carrots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beans are blooming

The beans are blooming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zucchini

Zucchini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomatillos

Tomatillos

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

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