Saturday, July 17, 2010
Ides Of July... Almost
The west garden is showing it's age a bit. A couple days ago I cut the last of the lettuce for our neighbor. What was left was old, rough, and had been beaten down by recent rain so I cut it down to the nubs. I'll be surprised if we get anymore out of it, we already got way more than the package said to expect. The garlic is about ready as well. The stalks started to fall over under their own weight a while ago, as they brown up they will be picked. As for the herbs, well they have turned into little bushes. I'm not sure we expected such a yield. I'm sure my wife has a plan to dry most of it for later use...
Now I need to look up what kind of mulch should cover this area over the winter. Perhaps something easily removed as in straw or hay? I have time to figure that stuff out yet, though.