I could show you photos of basket after basket of lettuce that was harvested this week, but I'll spare you the repetition. Instead, I'll show you the one tiny tomato that I picked. The plant is still producing, but it is a pitiful thing to behold. It has only six more days to live, so it has served its purpose.
Next Saturday I will be pulling everything from the little Arizona salad garden, in preparation for our trip home. I'm planning on leaving the roots on the lettuce plants, putting them all in a damp pillowcase, then into a cooler for the trip. If I'm lucky, they might survive, and can be transplanted into containers as soon as we arrive home. If not, Cookie will have fresh dinners for as long as the greens last. I'll save all the tiny carrots, beets and spinach plants for him to eat, and I'll pull and bundle the onions, as I know they can be replanted in the big garden in Washington. I'll try to take individual plants of the pansies and alyssum, blossoms, roots and dirt, and put them into plastic bags. I don't know if they will live, but it's worth a try. Only the cilantro and rosemary will remain in their pots, hopefully we can still find room for them.
Of course, I'll have to take pictures of the garden destruction and get them posted before we leave (very, very early on the morning of the 28th.). After that, I'll be MIA for a few days. We won't be home until March 2, then there will be all the unpacking and putting things away, hugging and visiting with the kids and grandkids, calling the cable company to schedule the internet service connection.....the entire week will be wildly busy.
Daphne's Dandelions hosts Harvest Monday.