Across parts of Connecticut, both farmers and ambitious gardeners alike are waking up this morning with a variety of mixed feelings. A bit upset that temps dropped below the predicted lows, yet proud of ourselves for taking the time to cover and protect those things we’ve planted perhaps a little early. Maybe even nervous about those things that were left uncovered thinking that they of course would be fine. After all, they said the low was 33. We’d be lying to say that all of these feelings aren’t currently valid for us. The reality is that we are a farm that firmly believes in pushing it in terms of season extension on both sides of the year. Ask us our opinion on how cold hardy somethings are and we’ll say that you would be surprised how hardy a plant can be. That being said some plants can’t handle too cold and even a cold hardy variety that experiences too cold too fast will meet it’s demise. This morning’s temps serve as a timely reminder to not let the nicer days lull us into complacency. As we begin to kick this year’s plant sale off to full swing, we encourage you all to reach out with any questions or for planting advice. We all know how easy it is to get over excited about getting back in the dirt. Being out into the fields these past few weeks have brought an undeniably satisfied smile to all our faces.
Speaking of dogs in the field, after some discussion last week we thought it only fair to highlight canines. Besides moral support and kisses our sweet boy Sid is quite the hard working farm dog. Don’t tell the cats we said this but if you tallied up the feline verse canine rodent work load. It’s tough to say who would come out on top. As sweet and well behaved as he is photogenic. The only thing harder than getting him out of bed on a cold morning like today, is getting him to come up from the farm and take a break.
We encourage you all to channel your own dog in the field this season. Share your stories, questions, hopes and anything else with us, there are few things we enjoy talking about more than plants. This morning we should be putting some finishing touches on the heated tunnel at SLGNW. Stay tuned for tales and pictures of tomato plantings and probably farm animals too.
Have a great week