We harvested our regular bit of kale again this week. Believe it or not, it's still going strong.
|This is two of about 8 plants we have. They're about 2 feet tall now. If things keep going this way through the summer we'll have tomato8 6 foot tomato stakes for next season!|
We also harvested our first handful of potatoes. We only dug up 3 plants. We're waiting until later this week to finish the patch.
|The last of our spring onions|
This week we harvested:
kale 4 lb
onions 3 lb
zucchini 1lb 4 oz
lettuce 1 lb
blackberries 1lb 12 oz
raspberries 1 lb
We also have several things growing.
|Our melon patch, 2 watermelon, 2 cantaloupe and 1 honeydew plants|
Finally, there is one thing -an acorn tree- that has now stopped growing.
|This was very hard for us do do. We loved that tree.|
Please take your hat off to this 30 year old acorn tree that we very reluctantly cut down this week. We've been debating this for years. The tree shades our garden until noon. Our tomatoes don't do so well. On the other hand, our early spring and late fall vegetables thrive. We finally decided to take it down.
I cut it to fall away from the garden, but as it began to crack and lean, it began to lean toward the garden. My heart fell. I stopped cutting, came down from the ladder then thought and stewed about it for while waiting for it to fall on the garden at any moment. Finally I came up with a plan and went back up the ladder. The tree finally came down it missed the garden. I was literally shouting for joy. I think the whole neighborhood heard me.