Re: Couldn't look at your irrigation system too long.....July 2 2012 at 9:13 PM
|Loki Luv, MD° (no login)|
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Already started harvesting stuff, actually.
I've 'et up all the first planting of radish & beet greens - beets are OK, but I'd rather just eat the leaves. Radishes taste like there's still dirt on 'em no matter how much you scrub 'em, but their leaves are good, too. Radishes are ready to pick the leaves in a month - though I pack 'em together way too close & as a result had only one actual radish among all the roots. Fine by me, as it tasted like spicy dirt.
I just noticed last week that seemingly all of a sudden there were pea pods on a bunch of my pea... ...err... ...vines, or whatever the hell they're called. I thought the plants would stand up on their own, but it turned out they send out tendrils & grab whatever's handy or just sort of flop over. The chicken wire "fence" is holding up a lot of 'em. So long as they grow & produce something I pretty much could care less what they end up looking like. 2nd planting of peas - perhaps unwisely done in a recatngular container - is about 3 inches high.
Just picked some Romaine lettuce leaves today - a week or so early, but what the hell. 2nd planting of same is about an inch tall
Started picking Swiss Chard last week. Interesting stuff. 2nd planting - clearly an insufficient amount in a single rectangular container - is 4-5 inches high.
On a related note - can you friggin' believe I could not find collard green seeds at any of the goddam stores around here ? What's up with that ?
I had my first helping of good old home-style greens at a "mutli-ethnic community luncheon" since I lived in the city early this Spring, and was itching to try my hand at making 'em myself. Damned if I could find the seeds in the crackerland 'burbs, though... ...fuck them people, I say.
I even picked a handfull of early-ripened tomatoes today. A variety allegedly called "Sun Gold" - though I gotta say, they look suspiciouly similar to cherry tomoatoes. Another new-to-me variety called "Patio Tomatoes" (don't ask me...they're supposed to grow well in pots) also has a couple or 3 ripening already.
I'm begining to think my "tomato disease alarm" was false. The 2nd Sun Gold plant I had did sort of wither & die, but it must have suffered some unknown trauma - perhaps in transit from the greenhouse as a wee sprout - or some damn thing. It's space has already been taken up by a 5th cucumber hill & a planting of spaghetti squash.