Spring is here! The Vernal Equinox arrived at 12:30 a.m. today here on the east coast.
With the Sun passing the imaginary line above the equator, known as the celestial equator, day and night hours are closer to 12 hours each than any other day in the year.
So never mind the snow-rain showers with blustery cold temps today. From here on out, our days officially begin to get longer, as the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere tilts closer to the sun, meaning more daylight and warmer weather (and plants, flowers, sandals, sunshine, and general happiness). It is always a wonderful and busy time for us as we watch our part of the world awaken and we really begin our gardening tasks.
Delivery / Pickup Service
This week we are very happy to be working with our vendors again to bring you all kinds of great locally produced food. The produce is becoming more abundant and there is still plenty of cheese, meat, local honey, fresh mushrooms and locally prepared delicious foods.
Deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon for pickup or delivery for your order on Saturday, March 26. We advise you to please place your orders, especially if you are going to want produce items, as soon as possible. Supplies are limited.
Our final delivery / pickup service for the season, after this Saturday, will be Saturday, April 9. We then move full-time into our own growing operation and join the Garden Shack Farmers Market on Thursdays (beginning April 17) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the Historic Lewes Farmers Market on Saturdays (beginning May 14) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Plants for your Garden
Thanks to all of you who are participating in the Plant CSA, we now have our supplies and are in good shape to jump into the growing season.
Although the Plant CSA is closed now for new members, there will be plenty of plants for sale for everyone at Hattie’s Garden beginning the second half of April.
You will receive an email detailing what, when and where as we move forward. In the meantime, please review our Plant section on the website so you can begin your planning.
Up to our elbows in potting soil,