We should have some limited blueberries and strawberries available by the end of May/early June. The bees have been very busy and the blueberries are looking great so far, but we'll have to see how the harvest goes.
|'Wood Boring' bees are very prolific pollinators.|
We may not have the highest production yields, but my philosophy is quality over quantity. If I wouldn't eat it or feed it to my family, I'm not going to sell it to yours. And I'm as picky as my pocketbook will allow without biting back!
Looking ahead to the summer crop season, I've been planning my melon beds (and pumpkins too). We'll be harvesting these for the family and market so I hope yields are good and the weather holds for some nice, juicy and sweet fleshed melons.
On the roster this year are 5 different types of heirloom watermelons and two heirloom muskmelons, or cantaloupes as they are more commonly know.
Jubilee and OrangeGlo will be our large melon producers this year. Jubilee is a old time, oblong, deep red fleshed melon that is said to be crisp and sweet. OrangeGlo is exactly what it sounds like: an orange fleshed melon with a sweet, almost tropical flavor.
All of the produce/flowers we offer are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. If all goes according to plan, I will have cold melons out for you to taste before you buy. :)
More on the muskmelons later....gotta get some work done around here! Don't forget, the egg cart will be open tomorrow afternoon, the 26th of April, from 3pm to 7pm. Stop by and pick up some fresh eggs for your weekend brunch!