We sprang forward this morning at 2:00 AM as we observed Daylight Saving Time (DST). Changing our clocks twice a year is disruptive to many. Delaware is one of the 39 states that want to pass permanent Daylight Saving Time legislation. See below for more on this.
Last Week for CSA Signup!
The deadline for purchasing your CSA credits is this Sunday, March 15. As we spring forward, many of us are thinking of gardens and planting. If you plan to exercise your green thumb this spring, you can’t do better than Hattie’s Garden organically grown tomato plants, vegetable plants, herbs and flowers. We use a premium compost based potting soil shipped all the way from Vermont. Our plants have healthy roots from the start with a healthy network of fungi and bacteria already at work in their root zones ready to burst into their garden homes. For more information on the program, see our Plant CSA page.
Beginning in late April, we will hold several days of plant sales here at the garden. Get your questions answered and pick up your plants. Hattie can help you with advise on how to prepare your garden soil, as well as help you choose your plants. Join our CSA now for 10% off any amount of credit toward your plants. Deadline is March 15. The credit can also be used to purchase anything we grow during the season, including cut flowers and produce and it will not expire.
We thank all of you who have decided to participate in the CSA program. The CSA model has become an important component of our operation and we appreciate your participation. It enables us to prepare properly for the season, acquiring our inputs and beginning to grow for you!
This Week from Hattie’s Garden
We resume our delivery/pickup service this week and encourage you to support all of our local vendors by stocking up on some of the best food you can find. The deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon, and for the best selection we encourage you to order early. Some items will be limited.
Permanent Daylight Saving Time
In 2019, Delaware adopted legislation that would put the state into permanent daylight saving time and end seasonal time changes, claiming the biannual change of time between eastern standard time and eastern daylight time is disruptive to commerce and to the daily schedules of its residents.
In addition to having more light to enjoy in the evening, other touted benefits include less energy consumption (and costs), decrease in pedestrian fatalities and motor vehicle occupant fatalities, decrease risk of heart attacks,
But before that happens a few things would have to change. Delaware’s neighbors — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland need to pass similar legislation. An amendment to Delaware’s law added New York to the list. Next, the Department of Transportation would have to agree to create an Atlantic Time standard for those states to stay permanently in daylight saving time.
Yours, having sprung forward,