Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Winding down?

Someone called me today and asked if there were any more vegetables in the garden. Is he kidding? There is so much food--tomatoes (some weigh 2 lbs) basil, radishes, zucchini, butternut squash, arugula, endive, Royal Oak leaf lettuce, chives, rosemary, sage, thyme.

However, no potatoes. The artists came to work in the garden today, so we opened up the potato bin and dug down deep. All we found were 2 little potatoes. And I mean little. The deeper we dug, the more clay-like was the soil. That might have been part of the problem--the potatoes & roots couldn't get through the clay. We spread the extra earth elsewhere in the garden--no reason to waste good composted earth.

The corn was also a disappointment. I harvested a few cobs of corn and opened them up. The kernels were hit or miss. I don't think they got enough sun and probably the soil wasn't quite right. I will plant corn in Garden #1 or the Raised bed next year. It's all about learning what works and what doesn't.

I have to start planning the harvest dinner. It will probably be in a few weeks. Saturday or Sunday?

1 comment:

  1. LOOKS GREAT, however you might reconsider using a nitrogen fixing legume as you had issues with white fly and powdery mildew. Both of which thrive in a N bolstered garden . Do a soil test and see what your garden really needs ,if anything.
    You can plant other crops that will loosen the soil and be able to till into the soil come winters end. Use lots of compost, beneficial nematodes,and a PH tester.