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Field Update

May 14, 2009

So the greenhouses are just about pieced back together from Mother’s Day and looking as great as ever. More window-box plants, perennials, and geraniums have been piling up and with weather like we’ve been having it’s hard to imagine not gardening all weekend.

Out in the field we have been lucky to be that busy as well. As of today we have prepared the rest of the land at the home field and excitingly broken soil at the Standish Road fields.

This freshly plowed field off Standish Road is getting ready to host 2009's tomatoes.

This freshly plowed field off Standish Road is getting ready to host 2009's tomatoes.

Like we hoped we got the broccoli in the ground last Saturday, and the first lettuce crop is looking well established. This morning we got that rhubarb crop in, with a bit of a twist, more on that to come. We also transplanted our heirloom mint from its holding place on blueberry hill to a more permanent home near the parking lot.  The surprise of the week was putting in our summer squash this afternoon. We had been working toward getting the tomatoes in, but today just seemed like a zucchini kind of day, so you may notice them waving in the breeze behind the greenhouse. Tonight is expected to be warm but with cold nights still in the future we will cover them with a slitted row cover to keep them toasty. The rest of this week will be very tomato centric. I’ll be sure to let you know if anything else pops up.

Canada geese returning to feed off winter annual weeds in the fields. Hopefully they move on before there is something there we all find tasty. Though this is unlikely.
Canada geese returning to feed off winter annual weeds in the fields. Hopefully they move on before there is something there we all find tasty. Though this is unlikely.
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