Here we are and it's almost May! In our little farming world, May is a big threshold. It's time to get serious. With all the uncertainty with Covid 19, and in fact our very future, we have to put aside all doubts and get serious about planting. It's not like we haven't been planting to capacity in the greenhouse, and potting herb plants up, but now it's time to move on to the big outdoors. It would be nice if it wasn't snowing every other day, but we can't stall any longer. We planted peas yesterday and onions, shallots, leeks and scallions are almost ready to get transplanted into the field. Karl has been moving a ton of compost into the garden, which will be enjoyed by many crops. The rhubarb is up and waiting for a few warm days to start growing in earnest. Yum!
This week we will be potting up tomato, basil and other tender herbs into our second greenhouse. Then we will start potting up all this year's perennial seedlings. We started many perennials from seed in early March, and now they need to go into pots. Our nursery of perennials came through the winter very well, so if you're thinking that this year would be a good one to add beauty and permanence to your yard, let us know. Check out our perennial inventory PDF on the "Buy Online" page. Karl's tropicals aren't listed yet on this website, but we have plenty of plants, including snake plants, many different succulents, begonias, and much more! We're hoping to get those on this site soon, but in the meantime, email us and we can arrange to get them to you.
The Cazenovia Farmers Market will be opening Saturday, May 9th, on the Village Green, across from the High School, from 9am to 1pm. It will be different, for sure, to keep us all safe, but we'll be there, for our 21st year! (Wear your mask and remember six feet!) Please take advantage of our pre-order options. We won't be able to bring non-essential items, like perennials, but we certainly can deliver your orders. I did plant the Morning Glories, so they can be pre-ordered as well. We are taking orders for all our herb and tomato plants, and garden seeds, too. And of course we will have jam, soap, dried herbs, herbal extracts and much more! Peruse the website and see! If you have any questions, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just imagine how easy it will be to have us put your prepaid order in your car! You will be able to buy items at the market, too, but we are encouraging buying ahead.
Alison and Karl