The month of May - O Paparico and the Nature

May begins with a tribute to work, to the workers, those who fought for their sector, those who like us have a profession that characterizes work, a lifestyle, a way of being.

Before addressing the expression of nature, we consider it important to address the expression of all of us citizens, who enter this issue 5 with the deconfinement plan, where the end of the pandemic seems to be in sight and we slowly begin to go out into the street, to go about our lives. The reopening of the catering sector marks a turning point and a new beginning in the conquest of consumers' emotions and choices. We cannot be just another one, we have to be the choice, we have to be different and different by being authentic.

May is the month of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere; a month with 31 days, where the increase in sunlight is already evident. In the North of the country the period of sunlight (day) is longer than in the rest of the territory.

In the vegetable garden, it is time to sow and plant pumpkins, watercress, lettuce, beetroot, broccoli, carrots, cabbages, spinach, beans, watermelon, melon, turnips, cucumber, peppers, radish, cabbage, etc.

Time to harvest artichokes, asparagus, peas, broad beans, green onions, plant tomatoes and treat the already planted.

Periodic (fortnightly) sowing of beans (to harvest in pods) and peas continues. This is how we manage to have green beans and peas for a few months. In this way, you always work the product at its best peak.

With the increase in the period of sunshine, the times of watering should be considered.

Preferably water the vegetable gardens in the evening, so that the soil retains the water absorbed for longer and it is easier for the plants to make use of it.

It is also important to hoe the land in order to have the soil stirred up to oxygenate it and make it richer.

In the fields, corn and potatoes are hoed, as well as sunflower, bean and soya seeds and plantations.

It's time to start harvesting fava beans, sowing hemp, beans, corn, wheat, etc. Plant saffron, rice, potatoes, beetroot, kale, watermelon, melon, peppers and tomatoes and as a preventive spray potatoes and tomatoes and defend bean and melon crops against lice.

With livestock, it is time to castrate calves, pigs and lambs and shear sheep.

Time for vaccination and servicing of sheep and goats.

At this time of year, the animals are out in the field more and in the barn less, however, it is important to keep the bedding clean with fresh hay to avoid diseases.

Nature continues to flow and to bear fruit. The spring we are experiencing this year is more intense than many we have experienced in the last 50 years.

Nature this year, due to the reduction in consumption and pressure from society, has had time to gain strength and nourish itself, beginning to offer superior products this season.

The reopening of O Paparico is near and the team is united and eager to reopen the doors of this, our house.

The ideas for the new menu are already on paper and will soon be put to the test so that together we can raise the level of experience that distinguishes and characterises us.

One day less to be together!





Translated by DeepL