Monday, May 3, 2010

First Harvest

First a comic break, yesterdays Hagar the Horrible (remember to look for May 3's strip).

Next - I had my first harvest of the year, 10 grams of lettuce. Sorry, no picture, as the wife had it about in the sandwiches when I got there with the scale.

The weather as been against any outdoor doings the last few days. Yesterdays 35 mile per hour winds (with 60mph gusts) with 50f temps. The sky was dark gray with clouds and brown with dust below the clouds.

Visited with Annie's Granny for a bit in the afternoon yesterday. Viewed the damage that the wind was doing to her garden. It wasn't to bad, one branch from a neighbors tree and some plants blown over.

Was afraid that the wind would do more damage to my garden than it did, as my beds are perpendicular to the prevailing wind direction with no wind breaks near. I have cardboard over a future bed location at relocated to the far side of the yard. The largest of the turnips and some of the carrots looked like they were getting up rooted. Lost one carrot to wind damage.

Was able to get something done last night, put together a reinforcing wire and conduit trellis for the peas. Still needs some finishing touches, the upper corners trimmed and the legs shortened and the rebar to put in the ground installed. Thinking of using some more for the tomatoes.

The wind has stopped blowing, YAY. Now the temperature is to drop to the low 30s over the next few nights, Boo.

Garden On, DaBeardedOne.


Annie's Granny said...

The weather outlook just keeps looking worse and worse. KNDU news forecasts 31 degrees for tonight! You're more likely to see that than I am, it's usually a few degrees warmer in my back yard. I found what was left of the broccoli plant. Looks like cutworm got it, not the wind.

Good looking trellis! Next spring, lets go together and buy us a roll of concrete reinforcement wire for some good tomato cages.

lakeviewer said...

We are still in the 30's at night. It seems unusually cold this late in the season.