by A.J. Coltrane
3.4 pounds this week (only counting the EarthBoxes). We harvested the first batch of radishes, and the tomato plants offered up this:
I removed the last of the annual flowers from the whiskey barrels. We’d interplanted scallions/bunch onions with the flowers, and a few of the largest scallions came inside.
The smaller scallions were replanted for harvest in the spring.
We’re still seeing days in the low-mid 60’s, and the tomatoes are *still* slowly ripening. I’m guessing we’ll harvest the rest of the tomatoes this week. Here’s a view from a 2nd-story window:
Today the whiskey barrels and empty EarthBoxes received the ~100 Guardsman scallion starts that had been growing next to the salad table in the front yard. We also planted seeds of Mache (a.k.a. vit/corn salad), Giants of Colmar carrots, Conservor shallots, Red Baron bunch onion/scallion, Five Color Silverbeet chard, and Dragon Hybrid radishes. In theory we should be able to harvest most of that through the winter.
2013 total weight to date: 185.6 pounds
2014 total weight to date: 246.2 pounds
2015 total weight to date: 272.7 pounds
As a flat guess there are another 10-15 pounds of tomatoes in the EarthBoxes yet to be harvested.
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.