April Revisited

In April I had used a wood pallet for DIY project mini-greens garden. The small plot gave me loads of fresh greens early in the year.  It was originally planted on April 19.

Since it was just outside my kitchen window, I was able to keep a close eye on it and monitor water supply. First harvest was thinning, within weeks of the thinning, I had fresh greens for every meal and even enough for a huge salad when entertaining.

Once the regular garden got into production, this little plot of greens was abandoned. The plants had played out after the production process.

I pulled the plants, the cows enjoyed a last meal from the mini-greens garden before I let it dry out for the summer.

I have just replanted with lettuce, spinach and green onions for the fall crop. As of today I have a little bit of green showing in the rows. Starting a fall crop while the days are still hot, I have to watch the watering a little closer than in the spring. I have a maple tree that shades the little plot during the late morning hours and the house shades during the heat of the day.

While I am still enjoying my third planting of lettuce in the garden, I’m looking forward to the fall mini-greens garden.

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