I have to confess—I didn’t work very hard in my garden this year.
And it showed.
We ended up harvesting a ton of lettuce but only a few zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, and tomatoes. Our tomato plants had either blight or crown rot (from what I could tell) so they didn’t produce very many tomatoes.
My potato bins were attacked by something and I just didn’t have time to figure out what it was and come up with a solution before they were totally dead. Luckily, we still managed to get a good amount of (small) potatoes.
Part of me is forgiving and reminds me that this summer was what we’ve been calling “the summer of the chickens” since we spent almost every weekend working on their coop and run. That part also remind me that I have a toddler and a husband and a home and friends and family and a blog…
Another part of me wonders why growing healthy food for my family is the thing that took the back burner?
It’s always a compromise isn’t it?
So here’s what we did to harvest the potatoes from the potato towers we built in the spring:
We spread out a tarp and pushed the bins over onto it. We then raked through the soil to pick out the potatoes and put them in old clementine boxes. We are still in the process of putting the soil into buckets to save for the spring.
It probably would have worked fine to push the bins over onto the ground too.
How was/is your harvest?