Mark your calendars. May 15th Fredericksburg will finally have a Farmer's Market again after a several year farmer's market drought. This is really exciting as several Fredericksburgers have been working hard to organize a truly great venue which will be weekly on Thursdays, from 4 - 7 pm through September.
Here's the poster fresh off the press. Candace Morgan designed the new FFM logo (Fredericksburg Farmer's Market) and I've been helping with the posters. Woo-hoo! Now if I kill my tomatoes in a late frost I can count on these local veggie pros to supply loads of ripe ones and much more.
Meanwhile, I am actively working on my vegetable garden. We've eaten mesclun mix twice out of the garden. I love it! I am patiently waiting to directly sow many warm-season crops into the ground, like beans, corn and squash. But the seedlings I planted indoors under grow lights are really getting to be like lanky teenagers. They want to be in the outside dirt! I'm just being a bit protective because we still could get a late freeze. I'll wait another 2 weeks max. Then I'll just have to take my chances because some of these tomato plants will be sending out flowers soon.
And then there's the final photo below of those gorgeous succulents which are not edible. This is serious eye candy, right? Even though three of them aren't cold hardy they still deserve a place either in a container or the garden bed as an annual. (Hens & chicks, echeveria shaviana, 'Black Tree' Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum 'Zwartskop', and Dudleya caespitosa. Yes, that's a mouthful.)