Is This an Early Spring, or a Bad-News Warm Spell?
It is hard to believe that it is mid February, but it is. We have had such a mild winter that I fear (good & bad) that we are going to have an early spring. It can be a good thing for those of us who just can’t stand snow and ice. On the other hand, there may not have been sufficient hard cold to kill overwintering bugs. It can also spell disaster for fruiting trees that are tricked into blooming too early, only to be sucker punched by a dip into freezing territory some starry night in late March. We will see. Our apple and peach blossoms haven’t begun to break yet but we do have a Star magnolia that has begun to bloom. Ohhhh, way too early.
High-Fence Farm Kicked off the 2017 Greenhouse Season This Last Week
This week we have begun to sow seeds, beginning with broccoli, which means we will begin to sell broccoli plants out of the greenhouse the latter half of March. About the same time lettuce and spinach will be available. Keep your eyes and ears peeled. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter at @HighFenceFarm for the latest update.
We also sowed sweet basil, chives, and parsley this week, which will be ready in early April. Of course we will have a good supply of tomato and pepper plants and also—well, we will have to hold a few things back for a while, just to keep you in suspense. We have had a few hiccups the last few years, and with those out of the way we hope to do much more this year. We can hardly wait for this season to get under way so you can come out and see what we have been up to.
Wow! He Began That Thing Over a Year Ago!
The first stage of our barn rebuild is almost complete. We just lack a couple of doors topside and three pieces of trim on the south end and we can call it finished. But for a knee scope a week ago it would be finished, but now it will have to wait a few more weeks. We hope this completion will create an attractive place to shop for produce later this summer.