Balmy, springtime weather is here. The warmth of spring brings new crops like cucumbers, squash, basil, and sunflowers. Plus, an abundance of everything else.
Following the spring equinox, all of the crops we’ve been growing all winter grow faster and faster and yield a plentiful harvest. Right now we are harvesting lots of:
peppers, tomatoes, beans, carrots, beets, scallions, cabbage, onions, celery, kale, lettuce, arugula, radishes, and a lot more!
Green garlic season came and went – that was fast. Now, we are harvesting the rest of the garlic for curing. This should be dried down and ready to bring to market in a couple weeks, so be on the lookout for that.
Our seasonal flowers have changed, too – ranunculus season is now over until next year. Now we are harvesting the springtime “wildflowers” – these varieties are: bachelor’s buttons, agrostemma, winged everlasting, salvia, and yarrow. Those flowers bloom for a very short window, so we will only have them for another two weeks. Plus we have a lot of snapdragons and sunflowers.
After “wildflower” season wraps up in about two weeks, we will begin harvesting zinnias, cosmos, and marigolds.
The seasons change quickly here in the Florida. Stop by the market and see what’s abundant now.
See you at the market,
Ellen and Cole