Monday, November 7, 2011

Farm Update: 11/06/11

Another week has passed and that means that it is time for another update. The established plants haven't made a huge change but seedlings have started to emerge. The first photo shows the little change that has occurred, but there is something new in the garden.

The two beds on the right have simple pvc structures with bird netting attached and they do a great job of keeping the cats out. I have already created covers for these structures from large, thick trash bags for those frosty nights. I know there shouldn't be too many in this area but you never know what may come our way.

I mentioned new seedlings have sprouted and here is the proof.  These happen to be radishes but they are not alone. The two small beds along the wall have white swiss chard, lettuce and more radishes that have also sprouted. There may be some radishes ready from these beds soon.

Enough about seedlings, and on to tomatoes.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Tomatoes are still going and no sign of slowing down yet. I have been harvesting tomatoes a little early and allowing them to ripen on the window sill in the kitchen. I do this to allow the plant to put all of its energy into producing more and larger fruit.

These specific tomatoes have been picked and are ripening in the kitchen.

I am now also growing marigolds from seed, at least trying to in the bed behind the garage.

The last shot for this update is of that bed. It has been raining lately and the bed is soaked but not much can be done. I am thinking of moving that bed into the main  garden area. I won't be able to until the bamboo structure is taken out and that won't be out until I pull the tomato plants attached to it. For now, it will stand alone.

I will be back with another update soon enough. The photos for this update should hold you over until next time. Those can be found HERE.


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