Slowing Down

Purple Bok ChoyBrr! It’s a chilly morning, and things are slowing down in the Demo Garden. Well…the warm season veggies are slowing down. We picked the last of the fall beans and pulled the plants up. The eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers are still producing, but very slowly. I think next week may be the end of the road for many of those plants.

On the other hand, the strawberries are looking lush and continuing to flower and fruit. The beets, carrots, Swiss Chard, bok choy, lettuces, and radishes are all growing well, since they love the cooler temperatures!

We harvested 1 lb of peppers from the Family of 4 Garden today. (No Swiss Chard, since I dusted it with Dipel on Saturday. Annoying caterpillars!)

Weekly Total: $1.59

Yearly Total: $292.10

We are about $21 from covering all seed costs (including leftover seeds) as well as the costs of building a raised bed, buying irrigation, row cover fabric, a light stand, pots, and potting soil for seed starting, and fertilizers. We should at least break even on the Family of 4 Garden this year, so in future years we will only need to count the cost of seeds, fertilizers, and other miscellaneous expenses.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on September 29, 2009, in Around the Garden, Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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