Well, the cold never really happened last night. The was some frosting and some misting. Delightful if you ask me.
The berms we planted a week ago are sprouting about two inches tall. We have salad greens by the pound. The basil is officially done for the year but I harvested ALOT of seed. Can’t wait for Papaya in the spring.
Oh yeah, made a new bed. Starting to run out of space.
Well… Most of us anyways. It can be difficult to put 6 or more hippies together. And when you do suddenly two or three of us are off doing yoga or planting starts or playing with toys and then the picture you’ve been trying to take for months gets postponed to the next meeting when 6 or more hippies get together and then…
Have no fear, compatriots. The chickens are full of belly. Many compatriots grace our fair porch for the holidaze. The berm and blackberry’s have been properly hydrated and over 200 red onion starts have been placed throughout the front garden. “Where?” you might ask. All over the damn place and I bet we could fit another 200. Also, the greenhouse has been tended to. There will bea large harvest of greens for Kathy’s lunch on the morrow. Fare well, amigos.
The romaine is coming in quite nicely and happens to be one of my favorite greens. With most of the crew gone for the holidaze there is an overabundance of leafy greens to be had. Not to mention the deer and pig in the freezer. If anyone needs salad greens or other cool weather veggies, stop on by… We have plenty.
The pups in the foreground are all from one big mother that is hard to see in the back of the picture. Less than two seasons old and already we are harvesting from the pups. The mother has more pups ready to be transplanted and we will be selling them this spring at the farmers market. The whole venture is doing so well it has inspired a succulant garden area that is already prepped and waiting for agave.
Sacred Roots took a little field trip the day before the world ended. Down to an awesome, affordable arcade with all the old school console games. It also happens to be BYOB. Needless to say the Sacred crew got a little crazy but no one was harmed. The owners even played designated driver for us. Check ’em out.
We now have a superfluous bridge adorning our latest project. The rocks you see are part of our improved irrigation system. Part of the last phase of capturing rainwater as it migrates down the hill that is our front garden. This bit leads to a new berm and swale that will host our papaya tree come spring. Soon the bridge will become adorned with anarchist lawn gnomes and flower pots.
The size of the fruit may be a bit on the small side but its the middle of December and the the Hab’s are still rocking out. Matt just pickled a batch from the fridge last night if anyone wants to throw a few bucks for a ridiculous good jar of thermal induction.
Its a good thing our greenhouse is up and running. Its supposed to get down to 28 or so tonight. Our greenhouse keeps things toasty, tropical warm and humid. Which is perfect for our fruit trees. The papaya should be old enough to put in the ground come spring. And if I’m not mistaking it should be old enough to start fruiting this year.