In the garden today..
Things have been going pretty good here on our urban farm. We have been harvesting some great salad mix, broccoli crowns, cauliflower crowns and strawberries. We are looking forward to a great summer harvest as well sure to be filled with delicious cherry tomatoes, hot chiles and many other things.
I try to use all of the space that I can by planting in different types of containers. For example, in the picture below I have some Yukon Gold potatoes planted in five gallon nursery pots. There are a lot of people that would say planting potatoes in pots will not work or the harvest is not worth the work. I choose to think outside the box when it comes to planting in my garden. In our area potatoes are planted around Valentine's Day and harvested around Mother's Day so I will let you know how the harvest goes.
Here are some of the container grown pepper plants. There are Bhut Jolokia (ghost), Trinidad Scorpions, Carolina Reapers and one mystery plant and we are looking forward to a great harvest. These are set up in five gallon nursery pots on drip irrigation which is ran off of a timer.
We also took this year to add some more perennials to our small urban farm. We love the idea of things that we can plant once and harvest for years to come. Things like Asparagus, Rhubarb, Artichoke, Strawberries and Blueberries all are amazing in this way. We bought some Purple Tree Collard cuttings and rooted them over the winter. We cannot wait until we can harvest fresh leaves regularly.