Wednesday, 6 April 2016

I'm still planning on Spring, how about you?

We’re doing that getting-ready-for-the-2016-growing-and-eating-season thing.  We’ve been up-potting hundreds of pepper plants, will be doing the same with the tomato seedlings tomorrow, we are constantly seeding new plants and raised beds in the greenhouse, following up on planted peas, watering which can only be done by bringing warm water from inside the house so we don’t shock the poor little plants and keeping up on sprout and shoot growth.  The perennial herbs are all coming back nicely -  parsley, sage, thymes, oregano, sorrel, mint (which I didn’t plant), winter savory.  The basils we started are doing nicely too. 

up-potted peppers needing more space
-better visit IKEA again
the kale we moved into the Greenhouse
survived over winter - yummy

mostly tomatoes, some eggplant, some
kale, cabbages
 We did well by the Salad Greens last week.  In order to keep this going, we’re going to let them grow another week so we’ll have more for everyone by next week. 

Two weeks ago, most of the girls were laying eggs -
today 7 are broody, we get 2 eggs a day if we're lucky
I’m inside today re-arranging plant shelves and putting the grow lights back up since we had to remove them yesterday when we up-potted the peppers.  The plant room walls are beginning to close in on us.  It’s a darn good thing Tom moved his office to Kemptville or we wouldn’t be able to find him amongst the greenery.  The first year I started growing tomatoes indoors, the hallway was lined with way too tall plants and Tom’s clients had to wind their way around them to get to his office.  I’ve since learned to start the tomatoes much later. 

Being inside has its advantages though.  I’ll make granola for you today as it needs to be timed, I can’t wander too far.  My house might get a light cleaning too, maybe.  We bring in so much gunk on our boots these days, it’s hard to keep up.  We start our days walking on frozen ground back and forth.  By the end of the day we’re slopping through mud everywhere.   You gotta love spring. 

I offer you this week:
Granola, with fruit  $8 500mL jar
Granola, with nuts and fruit  $10 500mL jar

Sprouts:  $3 bag
Ancient Eastern Blend (fenugreek, lentils, kamut & adzuki) 
Crunchy Bean Mix   (peas, lentils and garbanzos)  
Sandwich Booster (clover, alfalfa, radish and mustard) 
Spring Salad Mix  (broccoli, radish, alfalfa & clover)
Daikon Radish   $1 small bag

If you'd like to purchase any of the above items, I'd be happy to provide them if available after our regular customers have ordered.  Perhaps you might like to be added to our Weekly Delivery List.  I send my email out every Wednesday, collect orders Thursdays and deliver Fridays (or another day convenient to us and you if you're not too close to home).  See Contact information and email or call me.  Thanks.

And remember some of Day Brighteners Farm produce can be found at Heather's Healthy Harvest in Kemptville.  

Until next post, have a great every day.

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