Mr Groundhog was right, winter is still with us, well for at least a few days last week. The rain and cold were short lived as the Santa Ana’s blew out the clouds and turned up the heat.
Praying for those of you who were in the paths of the destructive tornadoes. Hope you all are safe and sound.
Weather wise, we have certainly have NOTHING to complain about.
Last week was cold & rainy but not too cold to hurt any plants (thankfully); but, then, within a day we bounced back to 85 degrees! The roller coaster weather patten continues. We are quickly approaching the last frost day and then we are free and clear.
Last week’s rain really boosted the garden. Justin took the opportunity to apply a fish fertilizer mixture just before the rains. To the customers coming to the farm stand, I had to explain why everything smelled a bit “fishy.” I don’t know if it was the rain or fish juice but the greens seemed to have grown overnight. Our farm stand customers are happy because they can’t get enough of our greens – you can’t beat the taste and flavor. With over two decades of organic soil building you can TASTE the difference! Our greens are picked FRESH each morning and our customers tell us that “they are out of this world!”
Now that we’ve crossed into March, time to start those summer veggies. Over the winter we clean up a bit around one of our fence lines so we are hoping to take advantage of the improvements by making it more productive.
January Harvest Tally
166 lbs Produce
Eggs: 78 Duck 14 Chicken
2012 Year to Date Tally
367 lbs Produce
Eggs: 151 Duck 14 Chicken
Arugula, kale, chard, mustard, spinach, lettuce, collards, peas, radishes, celery and more
Time to Plant
Another round of peas, greens, carrots, turnips, onions, parsley, and time to start those summer crops: tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash and more
Building trellises, making soil blocks, emptying the compost pile, another another tier to the raised beds.
:: Resources ::
We are going to kick off the 2012 growing season by giving away Vegetable Chart each month this whole year!
Each time we post our monthly Harvest Tally we’ll be giving away this handy chart answers the following:
When is my local frost date?
Vegetable Growing & Planting Times?
Indoor Planting Times for seed flats?
Seed Planting Times & Quantity?
Plants – When to purchase and plant?
How deep do they plant, and how far apart?
Last Months Winners are……
Kim @ What’s That Smell?
Send us your snail mail address.
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
How big of a garden do you have?
Are you planning on “growing more of your own groceries” this year?
Leave a comment in the box and if we receive over 100 “comments,” we’ll not only give away one, but THREE, charts!
NOTE: If you repost this giveaway via Twitter or Facebook or write about it on your blog – or anywhere online – you may ADD an additional comment or comments for each time you shared the link for additional chances to win! (Just make sure to share the url address in the comments box).
This giveaway will end on March 31 2011 at 12 PM PST. Open to all persons in the US and Canada. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON
Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to e-mail or another winner will be chosen.
Let’s Get Growing!