Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PAR Davies update 5-1-12

Bob pulling broccoli plants for the compost bin
Yesterday at PAR Davies we harvested 292 pounds of broccoli, cabbage, collard greens and turnip greens for the food bank!  Yay!

We also weeded a little bit (getting ready for the big tour on June 2!)  And here's what we did to the potatoes:

Straw mounded around potato plants
The potato plants are 18-24 inches tall now.  The traditional method is to mound soil up around the plant for the potatoes to grow.  Instead, we mounded straw all around the plants, leaving only the tops showing.  The plant gets less light there, which gives the potatoes the clue to grow.  The potatoes will grow into the straw!  Easier to harvest and less work than mounding all that soil.

All in all, a great day.

The bounty

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