You know for mid-May in a drought year, I am making things work in the garden. I don't have my big veggie garden for the 2nd year in a row because it seriously didn't make sense. My area is on a mandatory 32% reduction in the use of water and I can't justify watering vegetables to feed the deer. But I have the greenhouse and the aquaponics system and that is putting out lettuce and kale like you wouldn't believe! The kale is finally going to seed..
|Kale.. this is 2 plants that have made more kale leaves than I can eat some times!|
|Only 6 weeks to harvest this "Tom Thumb" lettuce, and that is my garden calendar in the background.|
The onions I planted last November have been pulled up today to cure. Last weekend I bent down the onion stems to get them started and today I pulled them from the ground and laid them on the dirt. Before I go home, I will move them to a rack in the greenhouse to cure for a couple of weeks. I have left some of the smaller onions in the ground to see if they will continue growing. I sure have a lot of onions!
|Last week bending the stalks over|
|Today before pulling, this is what onions look like that are ready to pull|
|This one is really big!|
|View of both beds with the onions pulled to cure|
|The brown skin is because I started it last week curing by bending the stalks down.|