Over the past several weeks, I’ve been too busy keeping up with watering, staking, harvesting, working on syllabi, helping a friend ready her property to sell, painting/cleaning my house, and preparing to have surgery, all of which contribute to my sustainable goals. Because I underwent surgery yesterday (the nature of which I may or may not discuss here in the future as it relates to sustainability in my life), this post will consist of a photo update of our gardens. I’m taking advantage of an energetic moment, and then I must return to resting.
We are harvesting on a daily basis now. We’re going on two weeks without rain, so daily watering is a must. My tomatoes in pots are taking up about two gallons of water per day. Zucchini, butternut squash, apple melons, cucumbers, and beefsteaks get the sprinkler for at least an hour every evening. I’m thankful we have access to an unlimited supply of water, which has allowed for the growth you see in the photos below.
Apple Melons and Cucumbers
Carrots and Beets
Brandywine and Cherry Tomatoes
Green and Yellow Bell Peppers