Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Haliburton spring

All is well at Haliburton Farm, although cold, wet weather makes for slow growing. Unless you are a lettuce in Farmer Ray's greenhouse of course:



One hates to think what size they'd be if he ever started using artificial fertilizer...

Gord Hutchings' bee barn is humming with blue orchard mason bees, who are laying eggs while the sun shines. Which is about one day in ten at the moment.




Lovely greens.. that are not green.



New plantings this year include kiwi, just starting to leaf. It should start fruiting next year, if it likes the climate on the farm.



Seedlings loaded in the growing cupboard:



In the greenhouse, a lot of plant starts, some of them for sale on the farm stand and at the various markets and plant sales.



Greens and salads



are popular sellers at the moment. All harvested



and washed and packed by hand, of course.



Cold frames



and row covers



and greenhouses large and small are getting a good workout until it warms up:



Haliburton pest control officer:

2 Comments:

Anonymous the good soup said...

I love how new spring growth busts through old wood like that Kiwi vine. Makes anything seem possible.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Salad porn!

6:49 PM  

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