Documenting the early days
OK…so it is an obsession, and I admit it. But in the words of my lovely man and co-creator of our backyard experiment: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. And so measure we do…and photograph…and document…and…well…you get the picture! (At this juncture I may as well admit to running a spreadsheet on egg production when the chickens first started to lay…you know…name of chicken, date of egg, size of egg…for two months (!) Enough said?)
Today’s submission is pictorial evidence of the growth in the grow beds from Day 1 of planting (31 January) until today—Valentines Day! It’s in PDF format so you have to click on it to open it—the thumbnail was just too small to make any sense of what is happening.
In summary everything we put in on that rather hot summer’s day is still alive. The prospects for the Asian Greens (what it said on the punnet) were slim, but once they recovered from having their roots amply rinsed of all soil and plunged into a rather alien landscape of expanded clay pebbles, they seemed to power on. Special mention must go to the tomato and cucumber plants whose growth has been exemplary, as evidenced by height and flower formation. And to the lettuce and celery plants (of which there are many) good job my little water-thirsty green gems…good job!