2016 brought promising progress in the garden department of Edgewood Farm.
A whole new wing with three more raised beds was added + a drip irrigation system. Val contributed the soil as per usual.
We had 21 inches of rain in one thirty day period at the start of the summer. That totally justified raising all the beds (but not the new irrigation lol).
There was a healthy first try harvest of fall planted garlic.
All the winter crops do well in our climate. This basket is full of Tuscan kale and beet goodness.
Tried to grow squash, with moderate success - it is notoriously hard to grow in our high humidity. I test drove row covers for the new crops. If the humidity doesn't get the squash, the dreaded vine borers will. Timing is everything, but at least now I can identify the moth. Hoping for better luck next year.
My hen Margie (named after a great aunt) became my bug hunting buddy. She would race to the garden gate when I called her, and follow me around as I picked pests off the plants. Her favorites were the tomato horn worms.
Not all bugs are bad...
Happy harvest :D
♫♪♬ On the fourth day of Christmas... ♫♪♬