Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Has Arrived..With Snow

Many people have been waiting for Spring to arrive. This week the second day of Spring decided to play a trick. Five inches of snow got dumped on us like it was the middle of Winter. It was a shock to many. Here on the Farm we had to take a break for a day. The blueberry bushes where covered in snow and looked very extraordinary. The snow and the cold weather added to the chilling hours of the blueberry plants. Blueberry plants require so many hours of chilling between approximate 32°F and 45°F, to break bud and flower normally.
 The crew took a break from pruning because of the snow and moved onto foliar feeding the raspberries and blackberries with minerals and compost teas. Today they will be foliar feeding the blueberries. Lets hope Spring doesn't play any more tricks and brings on the warm weather. Before we know it Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and our Blackberries will be here.

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