Early March

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The farm train really begins to pick up speed in March — the greenhouse fills up with plants, we get antsy about the soil drying out so we can till, the first farmers market suddenly seems much too soon… We rejoice in warmer days and longer days and the flowering plum trees.

In this picture, the beds closest to the camera are this year’s garlic, though you’ll have to take my word for it that there are lots of vigorous green spears poking through the mulch.  Two farmers are weeding the strawberry beds.  And the first seeds of the season are sown under row cover!  The word this morning is that the peas are already sprouting!