Also known as the Vernal equinox, the event is the time when the Sun passes the imaginary line above the equator, known as the celestial equator, and day and night hours are closer to 12 hours each than any other day in the year.
It is also marks the first day of astronomical spring. It has been colder than normal, but the days are getting longer and the northern hemisphere is tilting closer to the sun. Warm weather isn’t too far away!
Pickup / Delivery Service
The order form is now open for the March 24 delivery/pickup service. Please keep in mind as you order for this Saturday’s service, that the following Saturday, March 31, will be no service. We will resume service on Saturday, April 7. All deliveries to Rehoboth and Lewes are still only $5.00.
So please stock up for the next two weeks with fresh produce, artisan cheese, farm-fresh chicken & duck eggs, free-range meat, Alaska-wild seafood, jams n’ jellies, honey, freshly-prepared gourmet food, fresh mushrooms and herbal remedies. Jen is back making pies this week.
Deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon. Order early as some produce items may be limited.
Cold-Hardy Vegetable and Herb Plant Starts
Hattie’s Garden will continue to sell early cool weather vegetable and herb plant plugs (also known as starts) at the Garden on Saturday from 9 to 3.
This week we will have gourmet mixed lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro and dill plant plugs.
Plant CSA Thanks
Thank you all who are participating in our Plant CSA. We are grateful for the extra boost this gives us to get going in the spring and look forward to providing you with beautiful plants for your home gardens.
Although the Plant CSA is closed now for new members, there will be plenty of plants for sale for everyone at Hattie’s Garden.
Gardening Class Update
Our gardening classes are now full, but if you are interested and did not sign up, please email Hattie in case we have a cancellation.
Yours in the Garden,