Monday, April 30, 2012

Growing Food with Water Catchment

This is a February planting of beets, broccoli and lettuce.

Second cutting is going to be great on this patch.

New expanded beds all set up with irrigation from the cistern... Growing here now are potatoes , chard, lettuces, kales, cabbages,  radishes, beets, broccoli, mustards and soon sunflowers down the middle bed with the chamisa at the end. 

Inside view of the far left hoop.

Red Russian Kale 


Potato Bed #2

Truly Wild Arugula; it planted itself and we never watered it ...just harvest and eat! Simple farming. 
Parsley growing strong this spring.

We planted garlic everywhere.

Parsley, oregano and garlic

kale, chard and radishes flowering and covered in pollinators and other bugs.

Under these two low tunnels we have carrots, tomatoes and basil growing. Tomatoes direct seeded in the ground early April and true leaves before May 1. Pretty good for some low input farming in these harsh conditions. 

Garlic harvest this year will be huge. 

We plan to braid most of the better looking heads for storage and sale.

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