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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Garden Project Update

We had a wonderful jam class on Sunday! The taste of the strawberries in the jam was simply vibrant, and we had a fun time.

Do you remember the scene in The Jungle Book where the birds were asking each other...

"What do you want to do?"
"I don't know. What do you want to do?"
"Now, don't start that again!"

It was one of those afternoons yesterday. Eventually, it was decided that we would go out to our garden and harvest and plant some vegetables. I put 27 Oregon Trail Bush Bean plants in the ground where the lettuce had been. Under the soil, we found fingerling potatoes, beets, Amarillo yellow carrots and garlic ready to harvest. We will wait to weigh the potatoes and garlic until they dry. Since my last garden update, here is what we have harvested...

- 1.5 ounces more of peas
- 36.15 ounces of beans
- 2 bags of lettuce mix
- 3 bunches of herbs
- 11.2 ounces of beets
- 1 bunch of carrots
- 3 bunches of dark, leafy greens

We estimate that we have harvested a 30% return on the investment we made into our garden thus far.

Our beans are still coming on strong. The dill, fennel, and chamomile are making an excellent show. We've got green tomatoes and lots of eggplant blooms. Peppers and onions are soon ready for harvest. The okra still have a lot of growing ahead. Hopefully, the cabbage will get a bit bigger prior to making sauerkraut. Our fig tree is loaded. It's a beautiful garden this year.

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