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Farm Update Sunday February 22

February 25, 2009

By Nat Wilson

I was told once by a friend that “when it rains, it’s because the earth is thirsty.” I’ve also been told that most winter New England rain comes from mid-latitude cyclones. When standing in the greenhouse, listening to the water pound on the plastic, the former sounds even more hopelessly sappy, while the latter is meaninglessly abstract. Instead, what becomes the most important thing that to me is that the water stays more or less out of my boots.

It was wet this Sunday, but that didn’t stop Tom, Christian, and I from clearing weeds from the planted beds in the greenhouse, covering garlic to protect from cold, and shifting the crop covers in the greenhouse to accelerate the growth of our oldest plants. It’s taken a while, but our spinach and arugula are finally starting to look ready to eat. Soon, we’ll have mizuna, kale, radishes, and pea shoots to go along with out greenhouse salad.
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