Spring has finally arrived here in the Northern Berkshires. It’s been a whirlwind Fall and Winter here at 328North, but we’re geared up and excited for this year’s growing season. Our first fall here, in 2014, we built the first three garden boxes; where we planted the asparagus and garlic. Nothing was more exciting than seeing the first spears of asparagus and garlic peak through the dirt!
We are entering our fourth growing season here and I’ve never been more excited! The past three seasons have presented us with many rewards and challenges, which have lead us to be more successful. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned has been about the varieties of vegetables and herbs will do best in my climate. Because of these lessons learned, Mother Earth has given an abundance which allowed us to preserve, freeze, store, and share our harvests with our friends and neighbors.
Winter is always a time to contemplate and plan for the coming season. Because of our success in saving seeds last year, we have an abundance I’ve been able to swap with other growers nationwide. Seedlings have been started indoors and the greenhouse has been cleaned and prepped for incoming plants.
We’re always trying to figure out ways to make our homestead more successful for us. A tree fell on our large coop last year and we haven’t rebuilt it yet. Because we added twenty-five chicks to our remaining flock of six hens, we have decided to rebuilt the coop beyond the berry patch and fruit orchard.
There are many changes to our homestead this year and we wanted to share our progress. The three links below are for each section of our homestead. If you would like the a tour, and/or interested in any starter plants, contact either one of us.
Matt & Tu