“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

The Best Of Days

 The day has finally arrived.  

After months of waiting and dreaming and planning, gardening season has officially begun.  The end of last week brought sunshine and warmer temperatures and finally, our cold nights are over. 

 After weeks of watering all of my seedlings and plantlings in the greenhouse, I was finally able to get everything into the ground Friday and Saturday.  

At least eight flats of flowers (both annuals and perennials)  were transplanted into the ground and various containers around the farm.

  Of course, at this point, most of those flowers are small and spindly.  In a few weeks I will show you the result of all that planting - once the flowers have had a chance to take hold and grow.

Next, I tackled the vegetable garden.  Here is what is now planted there:

Previously planted:  lettuce, spinach, kale, kohlrabi, sugar peas, radishes, beets, carrots, garlic, onions.

Planted on Saturday:  41 sweet pepper plants, 35 hot peppers, 

25 heirloom and regular tomatoes, 9 cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash, green beans, lima beans, dill, basil, cilantro, and a few other various herbs, more spinach, more radishes, more carrots and beets, celery, and...

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