End of the Season?

Well, we did have our first frost last night, although I’m not sure the temperatures actually got down to below freezing. Ah well. The cannas and few remaining annual flowers are gone, leaving huge mounds by the compost bins. The fruit are still in place, waiting the go dormant, and the fall vegetables are still growing quite contentedly.

We harvested a whole bunch of salad greens this week, using the “cut and come again” method. Basically, we cut all the leaves off each row of salad mix or lettuce about an inch from the soil level. The plants will keep putting up new leaves until it gets too cold.

Cut and Come Again

We harvested 24 oz of baby salad mix from the Family of 4 Garden today, as well as 2 bunches of Swiss Chard. I know, I know…it just won’t quit coming!

24 oz of baby salad mix @ $0.64/oz. = $15.36

2 bunches of Swiss Chard @ $2.00/bunch = $4.00

Weekly Total = $19.36

Yearly Total = $327.23

Can I remind you again to go take our garden polls? Thanks!

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 October 27, 2009, in Around the Garden, Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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