June 3, 2013
I finally had a week in which I did not plant anything! That has not happened in a while. This does not mean the garden was untouched, however. I was able to harvest kale & lettuce…
our first peas (only 4 germinated…these seeds are over 5 years old so I was just seeing what would come up)…
and our first potato!
I am definitely new to growing and harvesting potatoes. I have tried digging down to get new potatoes twice now and I have not found any. However, yesterday, I was pulling weeds in between potato plants and I accidentally pulled this potato up! I think whenever we’re ready to harvest potatoes, we’re just going to have to uncover everything. I’m still not sure when to harvest them…they’ve been in the ground since March, came above the mulch in April…anyone? please enlighten me! 🙂
One last garden activity that happened (other than me getting eaten ALIVE while working in the garden past 6pm) was covering more area with cardboard and mulch. Our church meets at an elementary school so Sunday, my husband loaded our car with as much cardboard as it could hold. I realize cardboard is not the best because it doesn’t lie flat (leaving room for the bermuda grass to come up) but it is thicker than newspaper so it has been our go-to medium to put down before mulch so far.
I am linking to Daphne’s Dandelions for Harvest Monday. Go see what everyone else is harvesting across the country!