We are starting out this new year with a harvest of broccoli and buttercrunch lettuce from our garden.
We picked ten ounces of broccoli yesterday. Today I am going to apply an organic fertilizer to the entire garden and then water it in. It hasn't been cold enough for me to drain my well pump so I'll use that today.
I picked eight ounces of lettuce this morning. I have more to pick later on for family members. I still have six plants left in their plastic pots that I haven't planted. I'll have to squeeze them in somewhere so they don't go to waste.
Now it was time for my field workers to do their jobs. I bought a garlic bulb from the grocery store and to find out if they would grow for us, we planted the cloves.
Two of my grandaughters each planted fifteen cloves in the prepared soil bed. They thought that was fun! I poked a hole into the soil where each clove was to go in order to make it a little easier for the girls since it was getting dark.
Some of the garlic, if it decides to grow at all, will take longer because it will have to make a U-turn under the soil. I can wait...
I hope you enjoyed my first post for the new calendar year. Now I have to finish up my spreadsheets for tracking the 2011 gardening year and its associated expenditures. I'll report that in another post.
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Have a great vegetable gardening day!