Sunday, June 14, 2009
The gardens and orchard at Ahimsa are growing fast at this time of year with regular gentle rains followed by warm sunny days. Already we are enjoying fresh lettuce, endive, arugula, pac choi, radishes, herbs, and strawberries. Unfortunately slugs, mice, and crows are also enjoying the bounty way too much. Kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, and carrots have been particularly tasty to the hungry wildlife. The trees in the orchard are thriving with the exception of the pawpaws. Gypsy moth and tent caterpillar damage is mild this year. The weeds are also growing prolifically, and therefore, we spend many hours weeding.