Things are starting to come together. I’m going to post a longer article later with my ideas for next year but here is a quick summary of what has happened so far.
Beet harvest has been happening, I’m confident that I could keep a person continuously supplied with salad greens from what I planted in this small space. I’m guessing a salad every other day from September -> winter -> July. The hot days of August might be a little boring with only beet greens and swiss chard though.
Beans are starting to rapidly produce and I’m sure that I’ll be freezing a lot. Cucumbers are making good progress too.
I’ve been disappointed with my tomatoes so far, only 3 small ones have formed. Last year at the old house, apparently it was getting difficult to keep up with eating tomatoes for a family of 4 by this time of year.
Carrots are slow. I picked one because the top was about the diameter of a hot dog, but it ended up to only be about 3cm long. Doh.
Brussels sprouts are forming along the stem, but they are getting attacked by aphids.
I got mad at the parsley taking over the garden so I cut it down to the ground. It’s starting to sprout again. The basil is starting to take off, and I’ve been pinching it back to make it bushier. Hopefully the tomatoes will mature just in time for the basil to be harvested.
Onions are a disappointment. They’ve all fallen over, either from the heavy rains, or crushed by giant brussels sprouts. Not anywhere close to being big enough.