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Spring in Minnesota

Posted 3/11/2019 9:57am by Colleen Quiram.

Only 8 more days till Spring arrives!  Even with all this fresh, heavy snow, that sun is feeling stronger and warmer, the daytime temps are above freezing, it is already beginning to feel like spring to us! We hope the spring melt is a slower one, only to avoid any flooding of lakes and rivers. Although with 1-2” of rain in the forecast, we may not get what we wish for.

The sun now is just as strong as it is at the end of September, and we are nearing 12 hours of light per day which is wonderful for our seedlings sprouting in the greenhouses. Not much has been started yet besides onions and tomatoes, but in the coming weeks we will be starting peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and so many others. Already we have begun close to 40,000 onions, a mix of varieties from our Epicurean sweet whites to Spanish onions to large reds.

Flowers for the greenhouses are beginning to arrive, and Paul is hard at work with his crew putting together those first hanging baskets and combo pots for Mother’s Day Weekend. Hard to believe, but in just 6 short weeks we will be building our greenhouses across the west metro and getting ready to open our gates! Soon we will have pansies on our front steps, we will trade our snow shovels for gardening tools, and be enjoying tulips, hyacinth, and daffodil bulbs blooming in our gardens.

Our plans for the CSA program continue to move forward as we are out visiting many of our corporate drop sites during the week. Be sure to stop by and say hi when you see us at your office! If you haven’t signed up for your 2019 Share yet, you can register here. This month we have added two more new drop sites:

Plymouth Park Nicollet – Open to the Public (only 12 shares available)

Meridian Crossings at 494 & 35W – Open to tenants only

 

Not sure if we deliver to your building? Check out our full listing of private corporate sites here!

What part of Spring are you most looking forward to? Cheerful Pansies, fresh Asparagus, or not having to wear a coat? I think I am most looking forward to not having to wear a coat!

~Colleen