This has been a busy month all around, and since there are only a few days left, it’s time to do the monthly recap.
Here are some harvests:
Weekly postings may not have been in order this month, but we have continued to weigh out just about everything that has been consumed.
May Top 7 Producers:
Chard – 51.6 oz
Red Torpedo Shallot – 51.3 oz
Kale – 38.8 oz
Tomatoes, Assorted – 30.3 oz
Rainbow Chard – 28.9 oz
Blondkopfchen Tomato – 20.4 oz
Purple Beauty – 16 oz
Month to Date Total: 264.6 oz (16.5 lb)
Year to Date Total: 513.6 oz (32.1 lb)
Now on to the progression photos for the month. The No-longer-gopher-proof-beds have been dwindling down, though the Kale seems to be the most prolific.
The Salad Bed has been limping along despite gopher related incidents:
According to the Original plan, many of these Tomato plants were destined for the outside Tomato bed. Since the Tomato bed is not safe from gophers, they are stuck in containers. Many have a grip of Spider Mites on them. Current treatment is hosing off the entire plant twice daily (although in reality it really only gets done once daily at best). Glad t0o see a couple of big ones hanging in there despite the lack of root space and the insects!
To start to show you the shape of things to come, check out what we fondly refer to as the “Pallet Garden:”
Don’t let the simplicity fool you! There are lots of variations to be had, using a pallet as a base. For one, it prevents the containers from being pushed around and left at odd angles when a gopher mound is formed.