I waited until the very last minute to harvest the lettuce, and we'll have some nice salads over the next few days, for sure. Gosh, I sure do love fresh lettuce.
As I was doing a little more cleanup in the garden on Saturday, I couldn't help but feel sad. I mean, my favorite hobby is over with for several months....It sure was a good year, though. The 2009 garden was 3 times better than the one in 2008, and that's a very good accomplishment. Maybe one day i'll be as productive as Granny, but I kinda doubt it. I think by making my beds deeper next year, my harvest will increase significantly - surpassing my 1.9 lbs./sqft for this year. Of course there will be many other changes, as well - but not by adding more space. More garden would just mean more work, and I don't need any more of that. Anyway, I can't wait.....
In other news, it sure has been cold here. Dang, talk about a drastic change in temperature! I worked with the inmates at the detention center for about 4 hours on Saturday, and we finally got all of the pavers in place for the memorial. It's taken forever to get the 400+ pavers installed, and now we're ready to start on the 4ft. wide, 80 ft. long flowerbed surrounding it. Yeah, this is a HUGE landscaping project. With only 2 weeks until the deadline for completion arrives, I know we'll finish in time. There's gonna be a big dedication ceremony later this month, and of course EG will be right in the middle of it. Ha!
Also, the manager from WalMart called me on Sunday, and told me he'd let me have 20 buckets for the swc workshop next spring. That was nice, and I only need about 50 more before spring.
I also got the door installed for the shed, and it can be locked, now. That's good, 'cause i'll be putting stuff in it as soon as the shingles and siding are installed.
Take care, and happy gardening!