Sunday, April 24, 2011
Weekly Farm Update! 4/24/11
If I am correct and these are the Early Girls, they normally don't take long to mature. The seed packet says that it is only 52 days to maturity and they are already about twice the size of the ones shown. Like I said, these aren't the only ones that have shown up and I have found more sine. The season seems to be off to a great start. We shall see how it progresses.
My wife hopes to enjoy the fruits off this plant and I hope to be able to provide that for her.
The potted plants are still kicking and putting out many buds and should be putting out fruit at some point. The heat is slowly kicking in and the plants are yearning for it. I know I still have many plants in small pots and this brings up my last piece of news.
I was seriously thinking of building large planters and put them on the patio but didn't want to cover or damage the flagstones. There were discussions about the pros and cons about the planters but a compromised was reached. No planters on the patio but there would be an expansion for the garden. There is an area behind the garage and it gets enough sun to support growth. The area is between our garage and the back wall that divides us from the house behind us. The space is just under 100 sq ft. and would fit about 6 raised beds that are the same size as the ones in that are currently in the garden now. These would be 3x3 beds and could fit all the plants on the patio and have room to spare. This garden expansion would be done over time with probably 2 beds put in a month. I've got a basic outline for it but will share that later with a post dedicated to this expansion.
This is it for this week and tune in next week for another update!
The photos for this week can be found HERE.