LFJ Farm Report: Mud season at Green Heron Farm

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/17, 2013 at 09:22 AM

Herbs growing at Green Heron Farm

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From Tony Ricci at Green Heron Farm, spring has sprung on the farm, and along with the spring harvest comes a bumper crop of…..mud.

We’ve finally turned the seasonal corner into something resembling spring.  The cool dry weather flip-flopped like a politician after a primary election and sent us directly into the quagmire of mud and weeds – literally.  I don’t think there’s a dry pair of boots in the house and we’ve pretty much given up mopping the mud room. It’s now simply a room full of mud which I suspect is being held together by decades cumulative of deposits of clay between the floor boards. Cleaning it would probably send that part of the kitchen sloughing off into the back yard. But like all mixed blessings this one will eventually be replaced by another one, like drought or an infestation of giant man eating slugs. We just have so much to look forward to in the coming months to keep the opining farmer his natural state of discontent.
And speaking of natural states, our new high tunnel is finally producing some nice crops. In the picture with this post, you see chervil, cilantro and dill.
More spring crops this week:
Rhubarb
Asparagus (still limited)
Great Lettuce Selection
Green Kale bunched
Green and Red Chard, bunched and bulk

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