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Soil: we’ve plowed our fields, have you?

April 11, 2011

Big week on the farm. Last Thursday we got down to business out in the fields and plowed a little land at the home field and a little more at the Standish Road fields. By Friday evening we had the first crop of peas in the ground, and along with them carrots, beets, scallions, parsley and Swiss chard. Today we began plowing and prepping ground for the first corn of the year as well, and if the weather cooperates it should be in by tomorrow morning.

In the greenhouse we have gotten a majority of the spring flowers transplanted and growing their way toward your gardens. Pansies are continuing to flourish and fly out the door. This week we have begun transplanting more of the summer vegetable crops, specifically peppers and eggplant, into trays for customers.

Matt Griswold at last Saturday's Perennial Workshop

Hope you made it to our workshop Saturday, it was a great turnout, and we were able to host it out under a warm sun for a change.

This weekend we have two events going on. Our free 10 am workshop is with guest speaker Jody Gilson of J. Gilson Greenhouses in Groton, MA. She will help you plant a  container salad. With instructions and tips on how to combine herbs and greens in a patio pot to deliver delicious salad all summer long. Attendees will as usual receive a 10%  off coupon to use over the weekend.

Additionally on Saturday we are again offering Free Soil Testing from 10AM-3PM with John Howell from the
New England Vegetable and Berry Grower’s Association. We ask that you limit yourself to two samples per customer. It helps if your samples are dry, so you may want to collect them from two spots before we get too much rain this week. One from the lawn and one from the garden is a good place to start, and you don’t need much. A cup or so of each should be plenty. Hope to see you then and before then.

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