Goings-on On the Farm

The first weeks of May are always a busy time. With May 1st as our average last frost date, last week began the yearly marathon of getting all the frost-sensitive crops, from tomatoes and peppers to beans, cucumbers, and squash, into the ground!

While the summer crops are being planted, one of the most exciting spring crops is getting ready to produce: strawberries! The strawberry plants have begun to flower prolifically and I’m looking forward to seeing the first berries in the coming weeks.

Strawberry plants flowering
Strawberry plants flowering

Another exciting event this week was the sight of the first potato plants popping above the soil. It always takes several weeks from when the tubers are planted to when the first leaves begin to appear- an anxiety-producing time that I am happy is over!

Potato leaves appearing
Potato leaves appearing

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