It’s a great time of year to be out in the garden. Granted it was a beautiful non-winter, second fall, whatever you want to call it, but the weather right now… is perfect. Mid 50s at night, peaking in the mid 80s during the day. It just couldn’t get better!
I’ve started cleaning out bed 4, it is the next bed to get turned over and converted to the ollas. That means the remnants of the EPS, carrots, and some bolting bib lettuce all need to come out. The giant EPS has been getting stripped of its leaves all week as I’ve been feeding them in bunches to my hungry chickens. The giant stalk came out this morning. Check out the root ball on this thing!
Carrots have been coming out in small batches, but there needs to be a big batch this weekend. I pulled a few this morning and realized there is a lot of work to do here. It’s a good thing, we use the carrots for chicken stock, soup, and just munching with some homemade ranch. So good. I planted 12 square feet of them this year. I’m planning an increase next year up to 16 square feet. Love the carrots.
The last thing in the bed is some beautiful bib lettuce that has mostly bolted and has gotten bitter. The chickens don’t seem to mind much. They munch away on it all the same. They’ve been getting A LOT of greens lately. That’s the great thing about the garden, nothing really goes to waste. We either eat it straight away or we eat it in egg form. J Of course the manure from the chickens goes into the compost and makes it SO RICH. Great stuff!
Are you going to get out and get your hands dirty this weekend?