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May 3, 2009

Field Update

So it is definitely May and I’ll try and keep this updated as much as possible, but boy are we swinging into it now. We’ve got crops popping up all over the place. Peas, beans, corn all shooting up in their bright green lines. We managed to get more peas

Its so good to see some green again!

Its so good to see some green again!

and beans in all ready. The fava beans have sprouted, the first lima and shell beans are in the ground. The strawberries are lush and blooming. We spent this week uncovering the earliest crops and cultivating out the weeds that are sprouting up.

This week we hope to forge further into the planting. Lettuce, broccoli, cabbage are set and ready for transplant. Brussels sprouts as well, and if we can find the space we hope to increase the size of that crop by another 50% this year. Your parents would have never guessed sprouts would be a favorite of the new century, right?

It's one thing to have a little color in the graden, but it's even better when you can imagine those little yellow dots turning into juicy red berries in a few weeks.

It's one thing to have a little color in the graden, but it's even better when you can imagine those little yellow dots turning into juicy red berries in a few weeks.

We are readying area for next years strawberry crop, the current one having done its duty for several years now. We are also looking to get some rhubarb plants tucked back in. We lost our established stand of rhubarb in 2007’s Greenhouse construction so it will be great having that for your early summer pies again, though it may be next Spring before we see real production there.

Lettuce transplants are jumping out of their trays. Soon, little ones, soon.

Lettuce transplants are jumping out of their trays. Soon, little ones, soon.

As far as what to do in your home garden, you can safely plant right along with us. If weather holds as it has been, the summer standbys are right around the corner.

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