Friday, May 1, 2015 : Planting time and NOAA’s Forecast For May

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center yesterday issued their latest forecast for May.  It differs substantially from their mid-April forecast which showed the eastern part of Michigan cooler than normal and western part near normal. See the below map may2015temp Despite the forecast for a warm May, I am hesitant in planting tender vegetable plants like tomatoes and peppers just yet because it is so early in the season.  However, it is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs and hardy flower and vegetable plants and most vegetable seeds.  (We already got our first four patches of sweet corn in and will be planting more tomorrow.) It is likely, as I mentioned in my earlier blog posts, that the next week or so, starting this afternoon, will be summerish.

Today we will be having for sale:

Apples in 1/2 peck and 1/2 bushel quantities. Mostly Fuji, Crispin/Mutsu and mixed varieties.

Yellow onions by the 1/4 peck.

Dried gourds of many shapes and sizes. (Located on the left side of the the greenhouse.)

Many kinds of potted trees and plants including: PawPaws, Redbuds, White Pine, and Beauty Bush.

We also have our greenhouse to the left of the parking lot filled with apple trees, peach trees, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, rhubarb, strawberries, onions, tomatoes and perennial flowers including Hollyhocks, Coral Bells, Sedum groundcover, Sempervivum, and Periwinkle groundcover. If interested in any of the plants in the greenhouse please give my daughter Bernadette a call so she can assist you: 231-303-0412 or leave a message on Facebook. Many more plants will be added throughout the coming days and weeks!

We still have a limited supply of the following:

Apples in 1/2 peck and 1/2 bushel quantities. Mostly Fuji, Crispin/Mutsu and mixed varieties.

Yellow onions by the 1/4 peck.

Sunset today May 1  is at 8:46PM Sunrise tomorrow is 6:36AM

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