The third week of March is a busy one! St. Patrick's Day marks our planting date for quite a few of our favorite spring flowers. Of course, the seedlings have been growing for awhile now, and we've been hardening them off on the porch for a little longer each day. They need a slow introduction to the outside after living in the lap of plant luxury under lights in our back room.
We loved hearing from so many people from last week's email. Even if we don't get back to everyone right away, the encouragement is truly wonderful. We pass the encouragement along to the plants, and the plants do what this Autumn Joy Sedum is doing: they grow!
The cold weather isn't behind us yet, but our winter break from farming is well and truly over. Quite a few of the seeds from last week are already sprouting. These are Iron Rose stock from Johnny's, still a few weeks away from planting in the field.
We got so many lovely responses to our newsletter last week, and one question that came up was: why did we call it week one? The answer turns out to be an easy one: at Right Field Farm, the first week of February is fourteen weeks before our last frost, and it's when we start planting again.
It’s St. Brigid’s Day, and it brings to mind our friends Judy and Bob of St. Brigid’s Farm, where our family cows came from. They’re ready for spring grass, and tomorrow, the groundhog will weigh in, but of course the plants have their own ideas.