Spinach salads, broccoli, beet greens, pea shoots, and heaps of rhubarb right now. It is always so exciting after waiting and waiting, hoping and praying, when the food finally arrives in armfuls. We hope that you are starting to enjoying the beginning of your bounty and are happy to know that we have had a little tiny part to do with it. We hope that the things you have learned in a class, workshop, or event has broadened your gardening life, decreased your grocery bills, and enriched the variety and abundance of local, organic food on your table.
If you haven’t started putting them in, it’s time to start thinking about where your warm season crops will go. Remember, that May and June are wacky weather months so be sure to protect things like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant from cool nights (or days) and heavy rain.
We are excited about the upcoming warm weather months and all the wonderful things it will bring, tomatoes, beans, peppers, and cucumbers to name a few. We’ve already started canning (rhubarb of course) and can’t wait for the canning season to start in earnest in June with the onset of local strawberries and asparagas.
We hope to see you in a Canning Primer taking place throughout July so we can again help you on your journey towards greater food independence.
As always, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.