May 5 Newsletter

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May 5 Newsletter

The Birds are Nesting
Baby Kittens are here
No elves are resting
There’s no time for beer

It’s great to be in the swing of things. The cold and rainy weather put a crimp in our style but I think the weather is getting better. I have some Lake Shore Property, but I hope not for long.

I had 2 new fields open this season and closed one that was always wet. You would think after 18 years I could figure it out, it’s too wet!

We have potatoes, unions, lettuce, kohlrabi, green onions, radishes and peas planted. When it dries out a bit we can plant again.

If your soil is ready, you can plant. Take a handful of soil and squeeze it. If it stays in a ball stay out of the garden. When it crumbles it’s ready.

You can do cold crops. Onions, potatoes, peas, carrots, kohlrabi, radishes, parsley, dill, shallots, swiss chard, lettuce, spinach, kale, beets, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.

Warm weather crops are tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn, winter squash, zucchini, musk melon, egg plant, fennel, rosemary, thyme, cilantro seed, green or yellow beans.

Put your hand in the soil, if it feels warm, you can plant. Maybe by May 20th. When you plant warm crops when the ground is warm, they take off. When the ground is cold, they go backwards and it takes a while to get going.

Flowering Bedding Plants have arrived.
I have a new lady, Lynn Jefferies, doing the flowers. Her Garden Party business was in Waconia for 24 years, she has excellent product.

Ready for you now are vegetable plants – tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, and herbs. We have bulk garden seeds, onion plants and sets, and seed potatoes (7 varieties). Fresh home grown asparagus now here.
Farm Fresh Brown Eggs too!

Also soil and compost for your beds and pots.

Enjoy the spring!

Strawberry Pie

Sister Saturday 2016