Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The peas that were flowering last week are now ready for eating. Also, we picked 5 ripe raspberries yesterday evening.
I tested the drip irrigation harnesses on three frames. It seemed like there was not quite enough pressure to run them as they should. I will have to add valves to the main distribution line to separate the garden into watering zones receiving available pressure at different times.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Several garden frames received drip irrigation harnesses this weekend, though they are not yet operational because I need to separate the front yard from the backyard loop and I am not sure yet whether I can run all frames at once. The sprinklers that I am using are definitely sensitive to pressure variation.
The tomatoes and peppers that were transferred to containers are growing quickly and the basil is ready for a first harvest. The leaf lettuce in frame 2-1 will be ready for harvest by the time we finish the last of the romaine. Squash and cucumbers are following the peas up the trellis in frames 1-3 and 2-3.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I harvested the last of the romaine lettuce and the spinach.
The spinach was started April 6 and planted outside April 19. I started harvesting May 28, so the time from seed to harvest was 52 days lasting to 77 days.
The lettuce was started March 15 and planted outside April 12. I started harvesting May 21, so the time from seed to harvest was 67 days lasting to 99 days.
The leaf lettuce that was planted last September had bolted by about June 11.