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Harvest Thoughts

July 21st, 2008 at 10:01 am

We planted an 8 x 8 foot garden this year with onions, lettuce, tomatoes (regular & cherry), green beans, and peppers. The garden is doing pretty good. We've had quite a bit of rain, so it's been pretty easy to keep up.

We have pulled some of the green onions for tacos and salsa. The cherry tomatoes keep ripening with black spots...so we aren't eating those.

The lettuce went to our neighbors indoor rabbit. It was a bit bitter. I guess you are suppose to cut the leaves down once before you start to harvest. We'll see if anything grows back this late in the season.

We pulled about 25-30 green beans off the plants as we pulled weeds last night. I'm sure we will try them tonight.

Oh, I forgot...I have mint and cilantro in containers on the deck. Those are doing pretty well too. We've used a fair amount of both.

I'm sure I've saved a little bit of money, but I haven't exactly calculated it out. I did have to invest in topsoil, poultry fencing and the seeds & plants at the beginning of the season. But it is well worth it for the fresh taste.

The girls love to go out and harvest anything I ask. No hesitations. They even like pulling the weeds. I'm liking it so much, I almost wish I planted more!!

There is always next year!

3 Responses to “Harvest Thoughts”

  1. littlemama Says:

    WTG. We are attempting container gardening this year. Maybe we'll branch out next year.

    Any tips on preparing the soil?

  2. snoopycool Says:

    My mom says that only the innermost part of the lettuce is worth eating. What kind of lettuce was it?

    littlemama - lots of Black Kow or equivalent. We used the generic and viola! Millions of tomatoes. Yum! Also, put newspaper down to keep the weeds down.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    We mixed about 16 bags of topsoil with our regular soil using a rented tiller...we really mixed it up good. We will probably add more next year.

    Snoopy: Thanks for the tip on the lettuce. If more grows, I'll try the inside lettuce. It is romaine lettuce. It may not have been fully mature...just not sure. I have more seeds to keep trying, if I decide to.

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