Today (Thursday) it was warm and sunny and the perfect day to start my venture. Didn't you just love it in Edwardian Farm when they started their "strawberry concern?" Me too - so I thought I'd start one..and I can't wait until I have fresh jam for those cut rounds!
Our local feedstore had flats of strawberry starts for just $12.50! I got a variety called "Jewel." After I finished planting the flats I finished the rows in radishes and sugar snap peas.
Of course I got in a few purple onion sets as well. Its a bit early but this bed is small enough to cover if I need to. I'll mulch the berry plants well. The onion and radishes should be able to take a little bit of a frost.
But that's not the big news. Wow was I excited to get a box from Leener's today! I'm so impressed with their service I just had to tell everyone. Leeners is my new "go to" place for cheese making supplies. I got some new cultures and also some bacteria to make blue cheese. Not only did they ship the order lickitysplit... but my order was really reasonable. Some of the other cheesemaking supply places had the blue cheese bacteria - but it was very expensive. I got some from Leeners for only $7.95!
Thanks Leeners - I can't wait to get my cheese on! In fact, I started another Gouda today.
Happy Friday everyone - don't forget its Farm Friends Friday!