Sunday, August 04, 2013

Harvest Time

We have had a wonderful year for our kale and chard. Our beets and carrots are great too. We have made garden meals with everything coming from our beds.
 Today was harvest day for our onions and garlic. Our garlic is average. I think it may have needed more moisture in our dry climate. It amazes me that it takes so long to grow. In two months I will plant again for next year. The onions are doing their first cure in the sun on the deck before we bring them in for more curing. The garlic is in the garage. We have a piece of rabbit fence set out to dry them on.
This week it will be time to plant for the Fall garden. I am going to plant more lettuce, radishes, mustard greens, turnip greens, and collard greens. You can take the boy out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the boy. 

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Update on the potato towers and garden

Finally our potato towers are showing signs of life. I keep seeing new plants pop out on the sides. I didn't know if I had planted the potatoes to far in or from to small of a start. At least now I know that we will have some reward.
Behind our towers we have put plastic down to kill the weeds. This fall I will lay out the lasagna garden beds for our herb/kitchen garden for the back of the house. Meanwhile we still have all of our vegetable garden beside our garage.
The terraces in the back of the garden will hopefully be completed this weekend. That is...when I get up from the computer and get back to work. I am loving that we got out our peas early this year, and they are looking good.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Two Towers ...of potatoes

This year we have decided to grow potatoes in towers. We followed the design that I had pinned on my Pinterest page from Urban Farmer of Seward. We have four different types of potatoes in the two towers. Once again we a following the North American Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar. We created these straw towers with compost on some nice days. Then we have had a couple weeks of snow.

I am so ready for Spring: however, we do need the moisture because we will be on water restrictions and fires are always a danger. These late Spring storms in the Rockies have been wonderful.

We have put these towers in the future home of our kitchen herb garden. The compost and straw will decompose nicely for next year's structured gardens. The process of our grand scheme is taking some time...but the turtle wins the race.