Hattie’s Garden welcomed the onset of meteorological summer on Friday, June 1. The meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months. Summer months are June, July and August.
Though the first day started off feeling like summer with temperatures soaring well into the 80s, the cold front that triggered showers and thunderstorms, made for a gloomy beginning and felt more like late winter.
However, conditions have steadily improved since Monday afternoon, and this week is still promising delightful weather with comfortable humidity.
Beginning tomorrow, the Wednesday Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) opens. Located by the Crooked Hammock Brewery on King’s Highway near Dartmouth Drive and Rt. 1, the market runs every Wednesday from 8 to 11. We are excited to start our new market this week and would love to see you there.
Our new hours at Hattie’s Garden are Thursday and Friday from 2 to 5.
In addition, please visit us at the HLFM on Saturday from 8 to 12 located on the grounds of the George H.P. Smith Park at the corner of Dupont and Johnson Avenues.
If these times / dates do not work for you, please email Hattie to make arrangements for an appointment. We can accommodate most requests.
This week we are harvesting delicious Sugar Snap Peas, the delightful Patty Pan squash (summer squash that can be grilled or sauteed in just minutes), fabulous Garlic Scapes, triple-washed and bagged Loose Leaf Lettuce, and gorgeous Swiss Chard.
Our fresh-cut herb this week is Parsley.
We will bring our first individually-wrapped bouquets to market this week. They will feature snapdragons, zinnias, larkspur, salvia, and ageratum. Each of our bouquets will last you a full week and comes with a packet of flower food.
Plants are looking great and we are happy to report we have a large new batch of plants for you this week. It has been a late year for planting, but there is still plenty of time. We hope you enjoy your garden this year.
We have very healthy and vigorous tomato plants ready for you to be planted in the ground or containers.
All of our herb plants are available.
Yours in the Garden and at the Markets,