Monday, April 26, 2010

Harvest Monday - 26 April 2010

Harvest Monday is a sad day today. I've been sick for the second half of the week. Though I've been getting my garden work done, the thought of cooking just didn't appeal. Even last night when I made fish for dinner. I wanted to have my garden fresh spinach, but I just couldn't convince myself to go out to the garden and pick the spinach that late in the day, much less wash it. So it stayed out in the garden. I'm sure it will keep there.

Earlier in the week I did spend money however. One of my plastic flats sprung a leak. I bottom water. So I fill the flat up with water then remove the blocks (which are in a mesh flat). When I was filling up the flat, I was hearing dripping. So I looked and noticed it was dripping all over my lights. Ack! I quickly turned off the power strip and cleaned it all up. The flat was so old it didn't have any recycling info on it so just had to be tossed.

Spent: $2.65. Spent total: $191.33. Total earned: $3.44. Tally: 187.90

Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and like to Mr Linky below.

22 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon. Good thing you noticed the faulty tray.

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  2. I hope you feel better Daphne. Getting sick this time of year is the worst. It just doesn't seem fair.

    Where did you purchase your mesh flats? I need to consider bottom watering as doing it any other way is just too time consuming.

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  3. Ottawa Gardener, It would have been bad if it all shorted out. I'm glad I caught it too.

    Thomas, I didn't purchase them. The flat itself is from the garden center when I purchased transplants years ago. It has very little bottom to it, just lines of plastic going across. Then I used screening from an old window that we replaced. I cut the screen to fit the bottom. It works very well. The roots do have a tendency to grow through the screen when the bottom is kept very moist, but I can live with that. So far it is the best solution I've come up with for soil blocks. Now I just need to get some friends to save their old flats for me.

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  4. Sorry you are under the weather Daphne. Hopefully you will be back to 100% soon!

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  5. I'm sorry that you are under the weather. I have been 100% either...food poisoning from a Chinese Restaurant. Good times, I know. Have a great week!

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  6. Take it easy and you'll be 100% in no time! The spinach will still be there. Be Well :)

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  7. Get better soon. I hope you had a stash of soup in the freezer to get you by. You'll have an extra large spinach harvest to show off next week.

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  8. I'm sorry you are sick and I hope you are on the mend.

    Feeling lousy is a very good reason to stay away from the garden, the plants will grow happily in your absence. I have a hard time finding the energy to harvest, clean and fix fresh veggies when I am eating alone. Unlike your case, that's not a good reason. Fortunately my freezer generally comes to the rescue. I hope you still have a little stash of summer veggies put away that can help you get your health back.

    Get better soon!

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  9. I hope this week you will feel better. And you will have more spinach to show next Monday.

    I guess that those lights under broken flats are OK?

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  10. I hope you feel better! I like your idea of using leaves for mulch. I've been trying to find ways to spend less money on my garden and create my own amendments, mulches etc. I was also thinking I should try to beautify it a bit and do something with my paths - let us how the leaves work out.

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  11. Sorry you don't feel well, hope you get back on your feet soon.
    The spinach will be there next week, I found spinach to be a pretty tough vegetable to kill once their feet are firmly planted in the ground.

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  12. Hope you're feeling better soon!!!!

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  13. I hope you're feeling better. It seems like there's something going around, if the allergies don't get you first.

    I am impatient for a harvest to show off. Even if I eat little lettuce leaves I thin out, that might count.

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  14. The pigeons ate my swiss chard and kale, so I'm lean on greens. Fortunately the red rhubarb has come on stream. Checking out the supermarket it was retailing at £1 per stalk.
    I'm running a record of how much I spend (and how much time I am spending) but I can't cope with calculating what I save as well. I am impressed by your running total!

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  15. Still no harvesting, but I love drooling over everyone else's. Lots of sproutings going on over here though!

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  16. Arghh. Hope you are soon feeling better, nothing is worse than being sick in the spring...

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  17. I hope the crud leaves you soon and you are back into picking (and eating) spinach. I have had trays spring leaks like that and invariably the mess is well established by the time I register what is happening. Sounds like you reacted more quickly and saved the day.

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  18. Nice save with the lights...
    Hope you're up & at 'em right quick!

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  19. Everyone, thanks for all the well wishes. Hopefully I'll get better soon. I can only hope. There is so much to do still out in the garden. Right now I'm staying inside and drinking lots of tea.

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  20. Hope you get better soon Daphne! I didn't harvest anything either for Monday, not sick just lazy :-)

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  21. I hope you feel better soon!

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