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
Here is a sneak peek at what is coming up!
Here are a few pictures showing how well all the vegetables are doing!
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)
beets (red, yellow and white)
zucchini (4 varieties)
bush beans (green & yellow)
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:
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 email@example.com for a submission form, or with any questions about the upcoming season.
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!
And here’s a fun pic to compare with earlier ones. The squash plants getting big!
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.