I love the month of March! The daffodils are blooming, Spring is just around the corner and we are planting seeds. We pray with faith these seeds will fall on fertile soil, take root, and produce fruit (and veggies). As farmers, we are not in favor of an early spring, however. When spring arrives too early, the plants and trees have premature bud burst. Then when that inevitable WNC mid-April cold snap arrives, the new vegetative growth is not cold-hardy and everything from apples and blueberries to early vegetable gardens and ornamental plantings are susceptible to the frost and freeze. The cold rain we are getting this afternoon is seasonal and more to our liking. This type of weather makes for pleasant hours in the greenhouse transplanting seedlings from the seedbeds to their individual pots where they reside until transplanted once again to the field gardens!

Transplanting begins tomorrow!

Above are some our our seedbeds awaiting seeds. Each seedbed tray has ten rows and each row has approximately 30 seeds. The beds are started in waves so always we have plants in a variety of stages. On the back shelf, you can see seven of the first seedbeds started. Obviously, all cannot be transplanted in one day! This is why we need “waves” of beds. These staggered waves also provide our week upon week of veggies for our CSA Boxes.

The spouting begins . . . teeny, tiny plants which require a delicate touch and a great deal of attention.

Cane Creek Asparagus & Company aka Cane Creek CSA does have Farm Shares available for the 2022 Harvest Season! Now is the time to join us if you want to enjoy our seasonal, gourmet vegetables grown locally with organic inputs. Robert and I would love to have you join our community of Veggie Lovers!

My view from the greenhouse as I do transplanting!