Wet & Muddy – Ugh!

According to our rain gauge here at the Demonstration Garden, we got about 2 inches of rain in the last 24-30 hours or so. (I didn’t dump it out yesterday morning, so it probably collected a little bit throughout the day and maybe the previous evening.) Happily, there was no hail (or at least huge damaging hail) and there doesn’t appear to be any new wind damage. (As opposed to all the wind damage from last week throughout the week.)

This Chocolate Cherry tomato plant I found snapped off near the base on Monday morning. It was probably wind rather than insect, and it must have happened at some point over the weekend. We planted a new plant in its place this morning.

We harvested a whole bunch of lettuce, spinach, and radishes from the Family of 4 Garden, as well as 2 bags of watercress and 3 bags of mustard greens from the Asian Garden. I also harvested the Hon Tsai Tai (Broccoli Raab) from the Asian Garden. I’m going to try to find a recipe for it so I can share that later this week.

Family of 4 Garden Harvest:

4 bunches of radishes @ 1.39/bunch = $5.56

1.5 lbs of mixed lettuce & spinach @ $7.00/lb = $10.50

Weekly Total: $16.06

Yearly Total: $62.13 (Just as a fun comparison, this is about $40 ahead of last year at this time. I think we planted a little earlier, and the lettuce and radishes are growing faster.)

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 May 11, 2010, in Around the Garden, Family of 4 Garden, Harvesting & Eating and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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