2009 was a banner year for The Corner Yard.
2009 was the first year for The Corner Yard, so I don't suppose I should be surprised having nothing to compare it to. We did have that small container garden that didn't produce a single cucumber or zucchini and the handful of little yellow pear tomatoes can't hold a candle to what we grew this year. Ok, so we went from six pots to 204 sqft. Hold the *duh* factor. I'm giddy and I'll spin the tale as I like, so...2009 was a banner year for The Corner Yard. ;)
I harvested 136 lbs. Which, honestly, from 204 sqft isn't a lot, but I didn't add the other corner yard or the side yards until well into the summer growing season and everything I planted in the other corner yard failed, so I can only imagine next year will be better.
Here is the last harvest from the 2009 garden...harvested in 2010.
I pulled all of the remaining broccoli regardless of how it looked since it didn't seem to be growing anymore, and after the week of 20 and below temperatures, I figured I was lucky it looked as good as it did. We'll be enjoying them tonight!
The only things left in that garden are the onions, garlic and the rosemary bush that keeps hanging on. Even though I counted this broccoli in with the 2009 harvests, I'm thinking of counting the garlic and onions in with 2010 since they were planted with the intent to harvest in 2010.
In other good news, I came home today to find two seed packs from Dan at Urban Veggie Garden Blog. He sent along two varieties of tomato seeds, one Black Cherry and the other Cherokee Purple.
I've never tried to start tomatoes from seed before. I'm excited to give it a shot, but nervous as well. We don't have a single window with a northern or southern exposure, and the windows that get eastern exposure are shielded with a porch awning and the western light is blocked by the woods out back. The basement light set up is too cold to support tomato seeds, but I'm thinking I may be able to smooth talk one of the teachers with a window in my school or my neighbor into renting me space on a ledge in exchange for seedlings. I really, really have my fingers crossed that I can get these to work.
Thank you, Dan!! You've helped to sustain my neurosis until planting time.
The morning comes early. Sweet seed starting dreams!
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