Took a week away last week, and it seems technology took a holiday as well in many forms. First I lost (then later found) my flash drive. Then my MP3 player decided it had enough (Sansa Clip that was working great – even after being run over several months ago, just couldn’t take the rain with it’s cracked case, having fallen from my pocket while relaxing in an Adirondack chair).
If that wasn’t bad enough, I had a neighbor set up to track the progress of the beds, only to have the scale (analog scale – no batteries or electronics!) go haywire! They did their best, and I’ve just picked up where I left off recording what I have picked. As you can see for 2011-08-08, the lasagna garden bed continues to do great, with the hugelkultur bed starting to perk up quite a bit, the pattypan squash really spiking the numbers. Got our first broccoli as well, and it tastes so much better than the store bought – even the organic (I think it’s the comfrey again, but I am biased).
The time away from gardening has let the weeds encroach, so I will be spending more time weeding this week and less time picking.