Lots of Veggies Growing!

Everything is growing great so far! Fairytale eggplants are starting to bloom as well. This was an experiment and we only have 1 of these growing.

We’ve started a mixed greens section with a spicy Mesclun blend. These should accompany our baby lettuces very well. I’m still working on our outdoor hydroponic system for greens. The pump went south and I’m working on connecting another pump.

The artichokes are doing well. One plant in particular has 8 flowers! We are amazed at how well this plant is doing.

We’ve also started a potato ‘patch’. We’re trying a different technique to get them to grow. It has a bottom layer of 4-5 sheets of newspaper and a layer of compost and soil about 4-6 inches deep inside a cage. The cage is 36″ tall and about 24″ in diameter. We layered our potatoes on the compost mixture and covered with more compost and soil. When the potato plants grow to about 6 inches tall, we’re going to bury them with compost, soil and mulch. We’ll continue to do this until the vines are growing over the top of the cages. Hopefully, the cages will be full of potatoes if we did everything right.

1 comment
  1. The artichokes were in pots for a long time and grown from seed as opposed to growing from runners that shoot from the side. Growing from seed can produce ‘unreliable’ plants, but so far so good, I havn’t grown them before so we shall see, I would be interested to see how your no dig potatos go

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