Preparation and Storage
With help from a friend, I added:
- an irrigation system (several soaker hoses, regular hoses, and splitters) to the garden.
- straw around those plants already up to keep in moisture and keep weeds at bay.
- I purchases a medium sized chest freezer in anticipation of freezing some of the harvest – both from my yard as well as from the farmers’ market.
Plant Something – nothing to report.
Preserve Something– nothing to report.
- While thinning the lettuce in the satellite garden, instead of tossing these tiny lettuce plants into the neighboring ivy bed, we saved them, took off the roots, rinsed and ate them as part of an appetizer.
Build Community Food Systems
- One of the friends with whom I am sharing the cost and labor of this little “farm” (as the three from the city like to call it), came out and pulled weeds and helped with the irrigation system and laying out of straw. This “city boy” is really becoming a gardener!
- Our group of four got together this past weekend and two made cheese while the other two weeded in one of the small satellite gardens.
Eat the Food
- Radishes from the garden.
- Sprouts from my counter top.
- Arugula from the garden.
- Baby lettuce from thinning out the lettuce crop – this was added to some of the cheese that was made and balsamic vinegar was added. It was a beautiful presentation that was half eaten before someone suggested that this would have been a nice photo to put on the blog.