Thursday, July 9, 2015: What We Are Picking Today also more on El Nino

NOTE: SOMEHOW THIS POST DIDN’T GET ON FACEBOOK THIS MORNING.  PROBABLY BECAUSE I FORGOT TO HIT THE PUBLISH BUTTON, BUT I’M NOT SURE.

Is it going to be the mildest winter on record this year for northern states?  Sure is possible IF and that’s a big IF, the developing EL NINO develops like it is now forecast.  Here is a news report from down under issued yesterday:

Changing course from what some scientists said was initially set to be a weak phenomenon, the El Nino climate pattern building in the Pacific is now seen as track to be one of the strongest on record, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, citing the Bureau of Meteorolog

If it is such a strong El Nino develops as forecast, in all likelihood the northern states will have a winter shockingly different from the last two–perhaps even warmer than the 2011/2012 winter, although that one is hard to believe.  The problem is the El Nino forecast, it is just a forecast and like all forecasts is subject to major errors even though the forecast is based on so-called solid computer models.  Here we go again talking about models.  For more on my view of the reliability of models see yesterday’s blog post.

What we are having today:

Young and tender green beans by the bag and peck. Ask about larger quantities! 231-924-2761 or 231-303-0412

Freshly pulled Crunchy Crimson red radishes that are sweet and mildly spicy.

Garlic scapes, which can be chopped up and used in any dish where you want a mild garlic flavor or roasted with just a little olive oil and salt to taste. 

Freshly dug Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh), RedGold potatoes (red skin with yellow flesh) and Yukon Gold (yellow skin with golden flesh).

Freshly pulled sweet and mild Newaygo Newaygo sweet onions with tops.

Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash

And you may find some broccoli and cherry tomatoes. These are coming along slowly so some days we won’t have any.

Fruit trees and shrubs, perennial and annual flowers and ornamental plants and many kinds of herbs! Plant sales include: $20 each for any fruit tree, only $6 per rhubarb plant, 3 Angel Trumpets for only $20, and purchase 4 or more of any 1-year-old blueberry bush for only $7 each or purchase 4 or more of any 2-year-old blueberry bush for only $10 each.

Also, we have lots dried gourds for crafting and making birdhouses! Browse through our pile near the side of the greenhouse!

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