The weather’s been really unpleasant lately. Either too cool for this time of the year or rainy. Yesterday we finally had a little nice weather and I got outside for a little bit. The harvest for the day was…
- 20+ (forgot to count) strawberries
- 6.1 oz. peas
- 1 oz. parsley (over-wintered from last year)
- 7.4 oz. green onions (3.0 from seed/4.4 from bulbs)
- 5.3 oz. lettuce
(I hope I’m reading my notes right for the totals)
The green onions are trimmings from the seeds planted in the bed that got snowed on and trimmings from onion bulbs interplanted with the tomatoes. Still lots of lettuce left.
And (above left) I found a way to contain the soil for the potatoes planted in the raised bed. As soon as I find my pruners, I’ll cut the green bamboo poles level with the beige bamboo. The beige bamboo was a Free Cycle find. I made a trellis for the cucumbers out of the other pieces. Love, love, love Free Cycle.
The leaves on the potatoes are being chewed by some bug, but I can’t find anything when I look. I’ve got some more growing in a storge bin along the side of the garage and the leaves are in perfect condition. Today was the second (and final) hilling I did. I hope I wasn’t too late because they’ve grown over a foot since the first hilling.
I only kept two of the habanero plants. The other one is in the “hoop house.” It flowered about a week ago, but the plant itself is smaller than the container pepper.
On the second tier in the 9:00 position is the extra borage plant I had that didn’t fit into the “hoop house.” The largest one in the “hoop house” is about 2 1/2 feet tall and is starting to form flower buds. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll do an update on that bed.
The broccoli is finally starting to grow…the leaves are anyway. No heads in sight. I wonder if I’ll be able to pick a tomato before a broccoli head because there are a few little tomatoes starting to grow.
Can anybody tell me how long before I’ll (hopefully) see a nice red raspberry?