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Different growing seasons

As I was browsing photos today, looking for something I took last week, I came across photos in a random folder from 2012.  AMAZING!!  It's absolutely amazing the difference in the growing season.  This season started normally in January and February, when we were starting seedlings in the greenhouses. April was warm and dry and we got a lot of the cool season crops in the ground like kale, cabbage and potatoes.  Then came May!  This has been the coldest, wettest May we have had in our 13 years on the farm.

Here are some comparison photos from 2012,  a relatively normal growing season for vegetables:

Cabbage today: 

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Cabbage, May 20, 2012:

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Tomatoes, May 20, 2012.  Staked and growing well:

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Tomatoes today.  Cold and wet! 

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Yesterday and today I was off the farm.  It was great to see other people and get to know that many, many businesses are struggling with the rainy, wet spring. 

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