|Looking out into the orchard|
I picked my first baby carrots. Why I got such a kick out of this,
I'm not sure. They are the tiniest of babies because my purpose was to
thin out the clusters. Growing from seed, they come up in clusters so
they have to be thinned in order for some to grow to normal size. But
these tiny carrots will be great in salads.
|Rows of carrots|
The main objective of our garden this year is
experimental but at the same time to feed us. What are we good at
growing and what is good to grow here? Eventually, we could take part in
some farmer's markets or supply a couple of organic restaurants. That's
the goal of head farmer, Lance. I'm hoping there's a financial silver
Already, the first relief on the food bill is
reality, small but it's something. We are now able to have salad out of
our garden. Green salad bowl lettuce, rainbow chard, endive, radish
blend, spinach and tomatoes make a really good salad. Tonight we'll be
able to add baby carrots to the mix.
side is evident when you see the list of vegetables we tried this first
year. So far, at least they are growing. Some are so very small, it will
take time to see if we're successful.
We have okra, Aztec spinach, asparagus, green basil,
purple basil, chamomile, zuchini, tomatillo, several kinds of tomatoes,
broccoli, three kinds of cabbage, wonder berry, black valentine bean,
brussell sprouts, twelve kinds of peppers, cauliflower, parsley, rainbow
chard, mustard Chinese tatsoi, dill, black cumin, carrots, radish
blind, four kinds of onions, leek, green salad bowl lettuce, spinach,
endive, several kinds of squash, potatoes, corn, peas and several kinds
of beans. Then don't forget our orchard, strawberries and blackberries.
|Salad lettuce and onions|
Not everything will produce this year. Boo hoo to the
frost that took the apricot, peach, and most of the blackberry flowers.
And until everything matures, not sure how much we'll end up with on
the table. When the end of harvest comes, we'll sit down and evaluate
what worked and what didn't.
|Another view of the orchard|
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