Friday, May 20, 2011

Produce

That's an order.
I wish it were that easy.  Don't get me wrong, considering the dry spring we're having, this is the best I've ever done in my "little garden that could."   I don't have very much of anything and a few things never "took," but I wasn't really expecting us to survive on my agriculture.  I planted it to learn and I'm definitely doing that.  So far this year, I've learned:

-not to plant herbs without being sure they aren't too aggressive (bee balm,)

-and not to forget to water the potatoes,

-and that some plants bought at the grocery store may actually not be hybrid and will spread seeds everywhere (tomatillos),

-and rosemary bushes have a few good years on them before they need to be replaced or else the grasshoppers kill them,

-and how to properly prune a grapevine,

-and Grasshoppers, die!


I've got a few peppers, enough tomatoes for salad and sandwiches, a smattering of tom thumb peas (snow peas), grapes coming, squash coming, onion, and all the good herbs.


(tendril, day 131)

 Even The Great Potato Experiment Part Deux was technically more of a succes than last year's.  I had like 4 normal sized red potatoes instead of 3 mini ones.  That was totally my fault for planting late and forgetting to water them.  We had zero spring temperatures, so there was no time to grow them, stack a tire on and grow some more, etc.  I truly think this is a great idea for planting potatoes in a small space, especially in a cooler climate, and next year I will be more attentive to them.

 (experimental potatoes, day 139)

2 comments:

  1. Good work! I am impressed with it all; especially the grapes.

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  2. Thank you, I'm always happy when something works, even if it is just a bowlful of something. Practice for a big garden one day.

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