We must apologize for a delayed update on the garden, although rest assured that our absence in the online world is simply a sign of a gloriously busy summer!
Every Wednesday our fleet of volunteers helps to harvest and bag kale, chard, lettuce, spinach, beets, carrots, and beans, and get cucumbers, zucchinis, and tomatoes out into the food bank. Camille and Sonya do another harvest of beans, cukes, zukes, and tomatoes on Monday and Friday just to keep up with the prolific plants. The abundance at this time of year is a wonderful thing, and keeps us busy.
On the 4th of July we continued the tradition of biking in the parade in costumes, bearing baskets of fresh vegetables to hand out in lieu of candy.
Keep an eye out soon for our first harvest of winter squash! We’ve got some particularly huge specimens growing up at the Bayview Garden behind the former Bayview School – come swing by and check out what’s growing over there at our satellite garden.
Although summer isn’t quite over (no, not yet!) we already have fall and winter on the mind as we plan for our overwintering crop rotation. This past month we’ve been busy planting greens and roots to be harvested for the food bank in the fall and winter.
As always, thanks to all the awesome volunteers who continue to come out and help us keep this garden in good shape! The flowers look beautiful, the vegetables taste great, we have more plums than we know what to do with, and we’re getting excited for next season.