On Tuesday night I went out to harvest more tomatoes, which you can see below. We are getting so many! I also picked some cucumbers, yellow and Lebanese squash, and a few beets to roast. The tomatoes are still coming in and are beautiful and delicious, despite the blight. We harvested roughly the same amount of tomatoes… Read More A Little Garden Cost Analysis
Previously I wrote about my efforts to be more efficient in my garden. I am learning a lot! Potatoes and other companions So, as far as efficiency in planting just potatoes, I wanted to use as much room as I could. I planted in a zig-zag pattern in the 2′ of the 4′ in the bed, as… Read More Experiments in Efficiency (part 2)
We finally got to harvesting more potatoes this weekend, and we were not disappointed. We got some really big ones and lots overall! Well, the only disappointment was to find more potato beetles on what is left of the vines. Some had grown past the larval/pupae stage to adult beetle, so I went through and picked them off… Read More More Potatoes and the Fall Crops
As I said in my previous post, I wanted to harvest my potatoes. I have them growing both in containers (1/3 of seed potatoes) and in the ground (2/3 of seed). I decided to start with my containers first, as I wanted to use and incorporate this dirt into the rows I will plant fall… Read More Potatoes!
Since this is my first year growing potatoes, I have been doing a lot of research on how to plant them, cover them, and when to harvest them. That is a big issue on my mind right now – when do I harvest?? In this video, this guy harvests when the potatoes when they start to… Read More Harvesting Potatoes
Whew, where to begin… Ah, yes! Peas and Quiet Saturday began with an early morning harvesting more peas. Nice and cool with birds chirping and frisky squirrels chasing each other high up in the hardwoods. Earlier in the spring, when the peas started to come in and flower, they were so tall and the blossoms… Read More Busy Weekend!
Harvest This Morning The last few days have been very very cool. The high yesterday was 66 deg, and yes, it is June! This morning I spent some time harvesting from one of my rows of peas (third so far this season), then found two Marketmore and one Suyo cucumbers, pulled the last of the… Read More A Cool Morning in the Garden