There will be no delivery/pickup service for Saturday, March 2. As the growing season approaches we do tend to move to a more intermittent schedule and skip a week now and then as produce becomes scarce and our work load slowly increases.
Meteorological spring begins this Friday, March 1, 2019. Meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months based on the annual temperature cycle around the globe. Meteorological spring months are March, April and May.
Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons following winter and preceding summer. Spring is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born.
What does that mean for us? Well, some days can be quite warm and lovely, and others can still be blustery with snow in the forecast. But we have already seen signs of growth and renewal of new life as the crocuses and other bulbs are popping out, as well as the birds chirping in the morning and early evening.
And as the days continue to lengthen, high tunnel and hydroponic vegetables are beginning to make good growth, however it is still cold and plants grow slowly at first. Here at the Garden, we need to finish planting ginger, and then seed nearly everything on our list for our first planting. In addition, it is time to plant a few early things outside, and our new hire for the season won’t start just yet, so we are doing double time!
Therefore, we are postponing our next delivery/pickup service to Saturday, March 9 which should include lots of fresh produce and all our other goodies.
Plant CSA Ordering Deadline: March 1
The last day to order CSA Plant Credits is Friday, March 1 and payment is due by March 15 to secure those credits. You may use the total value of the credit to purchase anything at Hattie’s Garden, and we will keep a notebook with us with a record of your Plant CSA credits and purchases. These credits do not expire, but we hope you do use them for plants.
Plant sales will be held at the Garden and we also bring as many plants as possible to the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) and at a new farmers market we plan to attend, held at Garden Shack Farm.
But, the best selection is always here at the garden and plant sales will be advertised through the blog and held various days and times to accommodate as many people as possible. You may also make separate arrangements to come and get plants if our plant sale time-frame does not work for you.
Thanks for your patience and we look forward to serving you shortly!
Yours, Planning the Spring Garden,