Monday, July 30, 2012

The Sunchokes - 8 wks later

Really have not done well documenting the miraculous changes in the yard and garden this summer, bounty largely due to the skill and dedication of Farmer Gloria.  Supported by irrigation almost entirely by irrigation.  We had a couple of lovely rains the week of the 4th of July.  And one or two light rains since.  Period.  So anyway, here are two photos of the sunchokes--almost exactly 8 wks apart.  At this point, even with only intermittent water and with the chickens nipping at them (oh, and Gloria slipping and falling into them a few days ago)--even with all those handicaps, they are nearing 6'.

8 weeks ago.  Looks like the tomatoes had not been planted either.  *Amazing*

Lola and Herbella are trying to figure out how to get their beaks on those tender sprouts.

Not a great photo--see the green sprig just above the clip holding the shade cloth?  The tomatoes look good too, don't they?

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