Buenos dias, Diego here. The skies have really opened up at the Dixie Chile Ranch. It ends up April, 2013, is one of the wettest Aprils in many years (5 inches of rain in just one storm, with over 10 inches of rain for the month.)
So we’re still waiting to put the greenhouse plants in the ground. We’ve been working very hard between rainstorms getting the garden beds prepared, but so far the soil is too wet to plant anything. We didn’t even get the Roma and Blue Lake green beans planted yet. But there’s still plenty of time, and with many of our plants are growing and thriving in the greenhouse, we figure we’ll be in great shape for a stellar growing season.
Good news: our local strawberry farmer should have strawberries available by the flat in about 8 or 9 days!
Don’t forget, you can order them online at Union Grove Produce (www.uniongroveproduce.com). Go to the ‘You Click-We Pick’ Page and scroll down to:
‘You Click- We Pick’™
Pay for Your Order Here
The ‘We Pick’ Strawberries Flats – Market Price
Locally-grown strawberries from the Kenton, Tennessee, area sold by the flat, picked fresh just for you. Reserve your flats of strawberries today.
Estimated 1st Pick Date is the week of May 6, 2013. (Subject to change.) We’ll call you when your order has been harvested and is ready for you to pick up. Flats are $25 each and have 8 quart baskets per flat.
If you haven’t already done so, be sure and register at http://www.uniongroveproduce.com for the ‘You Click – We Pick’ program!
As we say around here, “Pueden nuestras frutas y verduras llevar alegría a tu mesa.” (May our fruits and vegetables bring joy to your dining table.)
Well, I need to check how the ark is coming … oops, I mean garden. Let’s see, that’s 48 Anaheim chile plants, 48 jalapeño plants, 72 tomato plants, 96 bell pepper plants …
Hasta luego, ya’ll –