Wow it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a blog. Sorry about that! I’d say we’ve been busy getting Spring up and off of the ground at the nursery and we’ve begun some crops in the hoop house. Chickens are well on their way to growing strong and should be laying eggs around mid to late April.
Then this whole COVID-19 thing happened. WOW! It’s a bit surreal. The outpouring of support from the community has been wonderful. We are still “open for business” even if we are staying a socially accepted distance from you and cleaning about every second. We’ve added phone and message orders and of course we offer delivery. We’ve been able to continue to assist our local landscapers and of course provide that much needed “I need to get out of the house and plant something” moments for folks. We were able to do our first: pictures, plant recommendations, and then curbside pickup on Facebook messenger earlier this week. We have a few more that came in yesterday that we’ll be offering our recommendations on. We are here for you!
We are disappointed that we won’t be having our “Hop into Spring” with the Easter Bunny, this year. Perhaps maybe next year. Our focus has definitely changed, and we’ve ramped up our veggie growing in the hoops house and hope to offer some locally homegrown veggie plants and eventually produce later in the season.
We really hope that everyone plans on having their own gardens this year. Don’t worry if you don’t have a ton of land or raised beds. You don’t need it. Growing your own food requires soil and a container. If you are fortunate enough to have some land and landscaping, think about adding some fruits and veggies to it. It’s called Edible Landscaping. Only room for a few containers on a deck or patio, that’s fine! Plant away. You can plant tomatoes and peppers in their own container. Plant lettuce in a window box. Want beans? Trellis them or plant bush beans. How about cucumbers? Trellis or have them climb your railings. Get creative people! We are in a different world and we need to become more self-sustaining. By the way, it’s not a bad thing!
Well, the Beekeeping class is starting soon on ZOOM. We are all learning new things huh? So, I need to log in and make sure I know what I’m doing. HAHAHA! I hope that this blog finds each of you well and safe.
Planting is good for the soul so I’ll continue to dig in the dirt.