Getting Ready for Spring

Well, it’s not really spring yet, but with the weather we’re having, it sure feels like it. Sunday was the first truly spring-like day of the year. There were robins flying every direction when we got to the farm, and the rest of the birds sounded like they were pretty excited about the weather.

You can already feel the strength of the sun any time it comes out from behind a cloud, so we cleaned out our homemade greenhouse and put it in place. If you haven’t seen the post about building it, check it out here.

The garden still stands more or less as it was at the end of the year. It’s strange to think that we were still picking brussels sprouts and digging potatoes in December. It doesn’t feel that long ago.

I’ve been so busy working that I haven’t had a chance to start planning this year’s garden, but I don’t want to stress about it. Once April comes, I’ll start the peppers and maybe some herbs. After that, it’s a pretty fun day to start the tomatoes and everything else. Once again we’ll focus on heirloom vegetables and we’re looking forward to trying new varieties and finding new tastes.

If you want to know more about heirloom seeds, read this and this. And if you need some help sourcing heirloom seeds, visit our seed and plant sources page here, or you can always find it at the top right of the blog.

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  • We, too, were getting ready for spring about this time. Right now, however, it's feeling like summer. Like you we are starting to focus on heirloom seeds. We ordered a variety from Seed Savers. They're a 'local' (more like regional for us) organization that we enjoy.

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