First year overhead trellising with PVC hoop structure and Amazon Pea trellis netting. Did not produce flush enough to create desired canopy effect. Low soil fertility likely the culprit. Improving organic content will help maximize watering.

# Field Notes

## The Benefits of Gardening

## Flame Star Cauliflower

Here we are in June, harvesting beautiful heads of Cauliflower.

## Last and Heaviest Delivery of the Year

## SIP SIP

GroBuckets ready to go.

## IF/Then Vegetable Harvest Forecasting Spreadsheet

This is a spreadsheet created from form entries of vegetables that have been seeded. There are 25 crops with their own unique days to maturity. To the right of the column titled “Total Square Feet Planted” is the column titled “Estimated Date of Harvest” which is autogenerated from column B (“Timestamp”) plus column D (Days to Maturity). The IF/Then formula I used is as follows:

=IF(C2=“Arugula”,40,IF(C2=“Artichokes”,85,IF(C2=“Beets”,50,IF(C2=“Carrots”,75,IF(C2=“Fennel”,70,IF(C2=“Green Onions”,65,IF(C2=“Cilantro”,50,IF(C2=“Lettuce Mix”,30,If(C2=“Spinach”,30,If(C2=“Summer Squash”,60,If(C2=“Radishes”,30,If(C2=“Green Beans”,55,If(C2=“Peas”,65,If(C2=“Leeks”,75,If(C2=“Chard”,55,If(C2=“Parsley”,75,If(C2=“Bok Choy”,45,If(C2=“Tatsoi”,45,If(C2=“Kale”,65,If(C2=“Cabbage”,63,If(C2=“Collard Greens”,55,If(C2=“Kohlrabi”,45,If(C2=“Brussel Sprouts”,100,If(C2=“Garlic”,180,If(C2=“Braising Greens”,30)))))))))))))))))))))))))

I am not sure what the limit is for crops that can be entered in this formula. I actually took some crops out, as I wanted to focus on succession planted crops. For certain there is lots of this that need more work, but it’s what I can contribute to the discussion between bunching baby turnips and seeding out flats of Vegetables.

## Rolling with the punches:Late Frosts, Burnt Basil and Baby Turnips

I was really looking forward to getting started early on some summer crops, things seemed to be going well. Then the frost hit, leaving in it’s wake devastated basil and tomato seedlings. There’s no recovering from that. Seeded two more flats, along with another round of tomatoes.

Harvested a little bit of beets, Radishes, fava bean greens, and baby turnips in the rain. A little wet here in soCal, but not too bad.

Really enjoying my new transportation rig. Took a crate full of citrus down the hill yesterday, and brought up some chard from the bottoms. Good workout, feeling good!