Is it planting time yet? Two weeks ago I received a phone call at 5:30 pm, just as I was leaving for home, on one of the balmy 60 degree days. The person on the other end of the line asked if we had any flowers that were ready to plant outside. She caught me off guard. I was smiling on the other end of the phone as I replied, no but I am all for global warming.
It definitely has been unseasonably warm but do not let the warm weather fool you. Averages are just that; averages. What I am saying is that I hope we do not have a spring that is going to be wet and cold to make up for the gorgeous February that we just had. What ever happened to Punxsutawney Phil? Didn’t he claim we were in for 6 more weeks of winter?
We started planting in the greenhouse two weeks ago and our first round of vegetable transplant seedlings will begin on schedule March 6th with green and red cabbage. We will also seed cauliflower, broccoli and kale that week plus some herbs. All of our acreage has been accounted for in the field and the only thing that will make that change is the weather. This year we will seed over 3 million plants in the greenhouse for the field.
The shop is busy with numerous pieces of equipment still ripped apart but we are on the downhill slide on fixing things up and bringing them back to working order. The anxiety levels are ratcheting up as we get anxious to get back in the field, but in the same respect we are still enjoying what’s left in the scotch bottle.