The lettuce bed was a bit thick lately. A number of it was bolting and more than bitter. It was about time to clean it up, mulch it, and get it ready to plant something else. As I currently see it, that will be the Dino kales from the east garden. They should become more prolific in the sunny front. At least this is the hope!
8lbs 14.3 oz of lettuce. Of which half was so bitter and bolted to be non-useable. It headed to the compost pile. Sad to see it not being consumed. We tried. It was just too much salad to keep up with. Plus Michigan has had a string of hot weather. Weather is rather wonky this year. Lack of winter etc. You all know what I mean. You have lived it.
Still adding the total amount to the yearly count as its not the beds fault that I didn't bother to use it. It was produced. Just "wasted". That is the whole point to the tally of course. Seeing how much the beds will produce through what actions are being done to them. Giving us a direction for when we purchase that acre and build the Stay at Home Farm. Sipping tea with a cool breeze....hanging out by the solar array. Cat jumping through the air in an attempt to catch the white cabbage moths. *dreams*
Well, not really dreaming as its bound to happen relatively soon. IE year or two. At least that is the plan.
In addition to the lettuce there was 3 lbs 1oz of red kale. This will be turned into dinner tonight. :) That should be enough "stimulation" to shoot the plants back into over-drive.
How did the day turn out for all of you?
|Kiki and the 9 lbs lettuce Harvest|
|3 lbs Red Russian Kale|