All stop! Planting is on hold! The National Weather Service is predicting cold nights and a wintry mix over the next several days. In 2016 and 2017, March was mild and frosts were few. By this time, our first vegetables were already soaking up the sun and growing. It will not be that way this year.
Here at Serendipity Farmhouse, we work with the weather. We let it set the pace and sound the rhythm. Spring is here and there will be planting – when the time is right. There will be disappointments and there will be unexpected surprises. And, when we least expect it, there will be serendipity.
Of course we are seeking sunshine and the perfect day to plant. We wait patiently through the cold days with hope and confidence. And we are not alone. On Easter, the first shoot from our asparagus plants had poked its way into the light. Today, another came to join it. They are seeking sunshine and they will not be deterred.
True, the National Weather Service is predicting cold nights and a wintry mix over the next several days. Yet, as with our first two asparagus shoots, we here at Serendipity Farmhouse are seeking sunshine – and it will come.
|SFH Plantings 2018-06: Seeking Sunshine|