Spent some time cleaning up after hurricane Sandy.
I was extremely fortunate, lost power and cable services (phone, TV and internet) Monday night, but all was restored before noon on Tuesday. There was no damage.
Decided to gather the outer leaves of each plant instead of pulling up entire plants. The remaining plants will continue to grow, I hope, although will be very slow due of the below normal temperature and overcast days we are experiencing.
Curious to see how many more harvests I will have.
In my October 8 post I mentioned that I cut some of the lettuce at soil level and left the stumps to grow side shoots. No side shoots materialized, I think this is due to the cold, damp, overcast weather, the stumps just rotted away. Well, I tried. You can see the empty spaces in the middle box above.
The boxes sit on my driveway during the day and in the garage after the sun goes down. Bringing the boxes in and out of the garage daily is my bone-building, weight lifting exercise (couple minutes daily is better than nothing) and also to deprive the deer of breakfast and dinner.
Is all this effort worth it? Depends. For actual yield, not sure. To satisfy my inquiring mind, yes, definitely.
Posted the following kitchen hint previously but cannot find the post. However, I do feel it is worth repeating, so here I go.
Plant the bulbs (root ends) in potting mix and place on a sunny windowsill or other sunny indoor location. The scallion stubs will grow new green tops. When you need scallion for cooking or garnish harvest what is needed and leave the stub to grow more new green tops.
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