|Purple carrots comparing size to a dime coin.|
I picked two more just the other day. You can see by the picture that they are still pathetic. I only have two left growing and they're staying in the soil until they say FEED ME SEYMOUR! Maybe I'm just being too impatient. I want this stuff to be ready to eat in under four months. Is that SO unreasonable?
|French Horticulture Beans with cat-proof bird net|
The Cattle Beans box is situated right next to a metal shed and I was warned by some seasoned gardeners in the neighborhood that the radiant heat coming off of the shed would burn two or more rows of seed closest to the shed. They recommended I grow some Armenian cucumbers on a trellis to absorb some of the heat. I didn't heed the warning quick enough and am losing some of the crop. I placed a blue tarp on the plant side of the shed today until I can build a trellis and find some Armenians.
|Jacob's Cattle Beans (crop thinned by radiant heat|
from nearby metal shed.)
When all is said and done, I'm happy with the results in our garden so far. This is an experiment to us and only our second season to grow food. We see the coming hyperinflation and have begun our journey towards a greater self sufficiency. The more of our own food we can grow, the better off we'll be as the global turmoil continues. Now if only my HOA would allow a milk producing animal...