First Pick-up?

I’m getting a bunch of questions about the first pick-up… well, if you all ate grass I could have a pick-up tomorrow.  Please remember, although it feels like summer now, vegetables don’t instantly pop out of the ground the moment it is warm.  April was like February this year and this was the first year in the 21 years I have been farming here that I was not able to work the ground initially in April.  This is still the end of May… I do not expect the first pick up to be any earlier than the third week of June… and it likely will be later than that.  The first lettuces and kale are only two inches tall… the first scallions look like hairs growing out of the ground, and this is normal, or slightly late for this time of year.  The first carrots, beets, peas and radishes have all germinated and are looking good… but they are only just starting to grow… please be patient.  Because of the unprecedented weather pattern this spring, I’m not able to predict the first pick-up date for at least a couple more weeks.  Keep posted, I’ll let you know as soon as I know!

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