Well, February went by fast?! Let’s see how I did with the progress of the Edible Forest Garden. Last month’s garden report can be found here.
Just when we thought spring was officially here, winter was back with a blast of cold air and snow. IN. TEXAS. It’s so weird…
There was quite a bit of progress in the garden with my work party I hosted this past weekend. The party was on March 1st, but I’m counting it for February. I’m glad my family was not questioning my methods, because I sure was the whole time.
Honestly, with a closer eye, the garden looks brown, and messy. I want to scream: IT’S NOT DONE YET! It’s better than the month before and that’s all I need to continue.
75% complete. I’m still waiting for a good rain to test it out. It’s as done as it’s going to get until then. I may have to tweak the level and will fill it up with mulch.
2. Complete tree trimming
25% complete. The holes are dug and most of the pieces are purchased. It needs to be built, but since the kiwi’s aren’t here, I’m not too worried. We decided to leave out the wire vises because they seem to be an unnecessary expense.
0% complete. Since we ran out of cardboard at my work party and don’t have the mulch, I couldn’t even entertain starting this. I only thought I had a mulch source…
Done! Everything is pretty much ordered except for the comfrey. I’ll just buy that at the nursery.
Done! I have a lot going on in the seedling department.
10% complete. I have the holes for the bananas started and have a good start on the big compost hole.
Done! Everyone needs an easy task to cross off the list.
0% complete. I’ll need to restock the cardboard and order more compost.
12. Start potatoes.
20% complete. The potatoes are purchased. I’m waiting for them to grow some good eyes before planting them.
As you might expect, I didn’t harvest anything except for these gems above. I was working on the pathways when I found a few them. I almost counted them as part of the harvest, but decided against it since I don’t plan to eat them. Spot the green potato? It’s poisonous.
Let’s see what March can bring us. I suspect lots of planting is going to happen. If you are wondering what the garden is planning to look like, you can go here to see the planning.
credits: just my photos this time