We were gifted with two extra weeks of growing, cutting and enjoying field grown flowers this year. Based on previous years, our first expected frost was around October 20th and finally on November 2nd the temperatures dipped to 32 degrees.
According to National Geographic, “frost usually forms on objects like cars, windows, and plants that are outside in air that is saturated, or filled, with moisture.”
For field flower growers, frost signals the end of the season.
Now it’s time to reflect on the “goldilocks” season many growers say 2019 was. A perfect cool spring with just the right amount of precipitation followed by a steamy summer with rainy nights, a long warm fall, culminating with soaking autumn showers to help boost next season crops. 2019 was “just right”.
November is a time for reflecting, planning and preparing. Crop strategy, bulb planting, compost spreading, woody shrub and perennial selecting and hardy annual monitoring. All this work now, will give us a great head start to 2020 flowers! (in theory!)
Lastly, I’m thrilled to open the Celadon Hill online store with our first ever Love-Plant-Grow t-shirts. These soft “comfort color” tees in celadon green are a great gift for your favorite grower.
Thank you for the best first year flower farming I could have imagined. I truly enjoyed sharing the ups and downs and all the magnificent beauty nature provides. Till next time, thank you for following and thank you for supporting local!