Saturday, June 8, 2013

Early harvests at the restaurant, and squirrels

Arugula and mizuno
The first two harvests at the restaurant where a lot smaller than they should have been, but for a squirrel (or few) that kept digging up some of my newly seeded planters.  I kept sprinkling blood meal, hoping that would deter the pests, but no such luck.  So, better late then never, I finally added bird netting  Bird netting isn't perfect against squirrels, but it just makes it enough of a hassle, and thus does protect most of the plants.

Going forward, I hope to lose a smaller percentage of the crop to squirrels, so we should be able to harvest larger quantities.  

I harvested a lot of arugula, plus some spinach, lettuce, mizuno, chard, beet greens, bok choy, and also some pea greens.  All will be mixed in with the purchased salad greens and fed to the restaurant's customers.

1st harvest from a few weeks ago

2nd harvest from last Thursday

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