Wednesday, May 21, 2008

First Harvest!

Today we harvested 6 ounces of spinach, which is actually a decent amount. The oak leaf lettuce is almost ready, too.

In this strange, mercurial weather we've been moving the tomatoes, okra, peppers, and basil outside in the morning on clear days and bringing them inside in the evening.

We also moved the enthusiastic tomato plants to larger, proper containers that sit in plastic trays and allow us to water from the bottom.

Pole and bush beans were planted last weekend; no sprouting yet.

Mark built two more boxes for raised beds, and we'll be planting zucchini and melons in them this weekend.

Other than that it's all about watching the peas and broccoli spring up and keeping an eye on the pests.

1 comment:

Michaela said...

Congratulations! That is awesome. I'm jealous that you have such a huge garden with so many different types of produce. We have zilch this year, all thanks to the gross soil here that's a combination of clay with chunks of cement. Ah, well. Take photos for me. And share recipes.