Happy Harvest Monday to everyone!
I'm still working on getting our garden to the point of where it is all set with the summer vegetables. This week I was able to prepare the bed for the Jersey Giant asparagus that I had been wanting for quite a while. Now I have sixteen crowns planted in the trench, and I'm just waiting for them to sprout through so I can cover them each time until the trench is filled. The crowns are two years old, so I have to wait until next year to be able to harvest a few of them. The year after next is when they should begin being very productive.
This week we were able to pick some more scallions that grew from the bulbs of the store-bought green onions that I planted last fall. These weighed in at two ounces.
I picked twelve ounces of sorrel from the plants that I have growing in a half-barrel.
The biggest harvest for us this week was two pounds five ounces of Rainbow Swiss chard.
Squirrels have been a real problem so far this year. I needed some way to help reduce the damage they do to my garden.
My solution is...
She is a nine week old labrador and golden retriever mix. The grandkids and all of us love her already, which isn't hard to do! Hopefully she will serve as a deterrent for the squirrel problem.
By the way, I'm still waiting for the giant marconi peppers to show some green on the stalks. In the meantime, I bought fifteen fresh plants so I'll have my peppers either way.
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That completes this week's report.
Have a great vegetable gardening day!