Sunday, May 31, 2009

Let there be light?

So today, like the last few days, the weather was overcast through the whole morning and clearing mid afternoon. When the sun broke through the clouds, the garden was already in the shade from the big mulberry trees. The picture up on top was taken at 4:57pm and over 90% of our yard is no longer getting sunlight. We went to the farmers market in Alhambra and on the way there we stopped at the El Sereno community garden.   They open the garden to the public on the weekends.  So we stopped to see the plots and were taken back on the sizes of some of the vegges that are growing. Made me really ponder about what's happening in the garden, and that's how I realized it's a big deal not having more that 5-6 hours of sun.
The good news conclusion is everything looks great.  It will just probably take 4-6 weeks longer to harvest. We'll see how the tomatoes turn out.
Note: most plants require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight.

-- Posted from the field

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