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Report from the Farm

It’s just a fabulous time to be on the farm these days.  Our seedling sale is going well and allowing Justin and I to meet so many of our wonderful neighbors.  We’ve moved our watermelons and muskmelons out to the retail greenhouse and have added more flowers, tomatoes and lettuces on the benches.  We’ve got lots of Sun Golds for everyone!

Beyond the Seedling Sale there are lots of other exciting things growing on.  Look for our delicious pink rhubarb at Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier!  We’re preparing to transplant our cherry tomatoes into one of the greenhouses and next week we’ll be clearing greenhouse #4 of all the spinach in preparation for more tomatoes!  As I write Justin is out seeding two beds of carrots.

Tomatoes getting ready in #5
Goodbye spinach house!
Justin seeding carrots with the Planet Jr

 

 

 

 

 

The sunny weather these past two days has been perfect for many people’s least favorite task: weeding.  Often maligned, still more often ignored, weeding is actually a great opportunity to walk the fields and look closely at your crops and your soil.  If you have the right tools for your body and your style, weeding can be fun!  Justin and I got our hoes from Johnny’s just in time to try them out in the swiss chard and new carrots.

Top Field looking great

Elsewhere, the peas have been trellised and my little garbanzo bean plants have been thinned and weeded.   And the strawberries have tons of white flowers!

Peas (sugar snaps, shellies, snows)
Black Garbanzos
Strawberry flowers!

Great weekend

Our first weekend of the Seedling Sale went fabulously, thanks to all the great gardening folks who came out to the farm!  Justin and I enjoyed meeting members of the community and it was great to see people getting excited about all the veggies.  Some especially popular plants were Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, Gourmet sweet peppers, mixed-pack eggplants, and brussels sprouts.  We still have lots of everything!  Remember that Littlewood has lots of warm-loving seedlings like melons, winter squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers for planting in your gardens later in May (or June, if you’re very cautious!)  Some of these were just popping out last weekend; they’ll be perfect for planting time!

We’re open:

Wednesday – Friday, 4pm-6pm

Saturday – Sunday, 9am-2pm

You can also give us a call if these times don’t work for you and we’ll make sure to have someone around when you come.  Or you can just swing on by!

Thanks, folks!

on the plant horizon

 

 

 

Gearing up for the Seedling Sale!

Littlewood Farm’s Seedling Sale Begins Saturday!

Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 2pm

Wednesday- Friday, 4pm – 6pm

 

We are positively swimming in plant starts and getting them labeled and organized for the beginning of the sale on Saturday.  Cool-loving crops like broccoli, cauliflower, red and green cabbage, onions, leeks, pansies, and lettuce have already moved outside.  They’re ready to plant now!

Inside the greenhouse are our warm-loving crops like tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, winter squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins; as well as flowers like cosmos, marigolds, calendula and the next round of cabbages, kales, and lettuce.

 

Don’t forget, we have Variety Descriptions for all the eggplant (traditional Italian, mini, Asian) , melons (red, yellows, multicolored, large, small) , tomatoes (cherry, grape, slicer, hybrid, heirloom, paste) and peppers (bell, horn-shaped, green, red, orange, sweet, hot).  There are a lot of choices!  We’ll also be around to answer any specific questions you may have.  See you at the sale!

 

we label because we care!


Seedling Sale Begins Saturday, May 12!

SEEDLING SALE:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hours:

Wednesday-Friday, 4-6pm

Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 2pm

also by chance or appointment

Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplants, rainbow chard, kales, brussels sprouts, red and green cabbage, broccoli, onions, muskmelons and watermelons, squash, herbs, hanging flower baskets, annual flowers…and more!

For descriptions of our eggplant, melon, tomato and pepper varieties, click “2012 Seedling Sale Varieties”.

See you at the farm!