Hard to believe that the days will now get shorter. Days fly by, although somedays not fast enough. We are in the last stages of a very early strawberry season,and not an all together great one. The winter and spring did little to enhance the plants ability to produce fruit,so production is down. We started so early and the weather has remained such that we may have no berries for July 4th, and that will be a first. Not only are the vegetable plantings screwy this year, but some of the native plants are confused as well. I see milkweed about to bloom and that usually is as late July event. What next? Fall foliage by Labor Day? I dont care, just as long as winter doesnt come early.
On other fronts we have started to deliver to our CSA members and the farmstand is open. So we are very busy on many fronts,with some planting yet to do. Things seem to be growing well, although we have been notified that the dreaded disease Late Blight of Tomato and Potato has been found in Connecticut so we are trying to prepare for that visitation. Its nice to be eating the greens and salad vegetables again. We again have a great crew of people working for us and they are all working long hours. We are trying to squeeze in weeding and watering in between harvesting and sleeping. The end of an early strawberry seasonalso means that we are going to have an early blueberry season….