May 4, 2018
You know you love your job when you look forward to going back after being away for 12 days : ) I was so excited to see the gardens progress upon my arrival back this week. Indigo & Echinacea seeds I sowed are officially seedlings in the greenhouse. More cucumber and tomato seeds are ready for transplanting to the garden.
Lots of cleaning, pruning & deadheading occurred too this week. Sort of like a good garden spring cleaning. I also sowed heaps to catch up with plants that have been transplanted from flats to the garden.
Aphids have been an issue on the the fava beans in the garden but the lady bugs are enjoying them. In Permaculture Design, it is often said that "the problem is the solution." We are definitely letting nature practice this philosophy. Soon the fava beans will be replaced with other crops that are dying to graduate from the hoop house to the garden.
Tomorrow morning is Yoga Level 1 & 2 with Katelin Gibbs: http://www.katelingibbs.com/yoga-class-schedule/yoga-at-saddlerock-gardens
Current Harvest at Saddlerock = Loquats, Strawberries, Mustard Greens, Kale, Chard, Collards, Carrots, Microgreens, Lettuces, Calendula Flowers, Fava Beans (leaves & flowers) and Herbs.