A bountiful summer!

We’ve been busy harvesting- the basil is abundant in the hoophouse, and we’ve got a second bed coming on in the garden. The first tomatoes are ripening, too.

The last Wednesday work party in July we harvested a whole terrace full of buttercrunch lettuce (the kale above it had been harvest the week before), in addition to lots more kale, collards, carrots, beets, chard, zucchini, basil, tomatoes, and cukes- over 200 lbs brought into the Food Bank! Our best day ever!

So many beds have been harvested that we are very busy re-planting for the fall crop — more lettuce, beets, carrots, spinach, chard, kale and collards have gone in the ground. With seeds, starts and intensive crop rotation, the garden has produced bountifully this year!