Beware the Ides of March! But maybe that only applies to Julius Ceasar. Seems like yet another beautiful day here in sunny southern California.
Forecast for LA for this week is temps in the 80s. Wow. That’s unseasonably warm. Here on the coast in Orange County, we don’t expect to get quite that warm, but the warming days should make my tomato and eggplant seedlings grow better. Right now, they’re only showing cotyledon leaves.
The first blossoms on my Katy apricot and Santa Rose plum opened today. I’m hoping for a good fruit harvest this summer, but it’s likely to be mostly peaches and nectarines. The blossoms on the apricot and plum are pretty sparse. We had the plum pruned this spring, so it has a good excuse for low production. I’ve heard that apricots produce heavily only every other year, and this doesn’t seem to be its year.
But my greens are growing and the three hens are laying. The hens eat a LOT of greens, probably several pounds a week. I don’t count that in my produce harvest. It goes into the egg harvest.
Here’s my harvest for this week.
18 eggs! This is the most so far in one week.
collards, 12 oz.
2 leeks, 4 oz.
lettuce, 1 oz.
microgreens, 2 oz.
Total produce 1 lb., 14 oz. plus 18 eggs