Monthly Archives: July 2017

Garden Updates — 07/30/2017 — 78 lbs. Donated!!

Hello Gardeners!

We’ve had a lot of rain recently, so it’s nice to see a sunny weekend! Hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy the outdoors.

Last harvest had about a dozen summer squash. When I came to Trinity this morning, they were having a debate about what to make for the day. They thought they had more squash. In I walk with a box of yellow squash. They said their prayers were answered – this was exactly what they needed and just in time. One of the excited preparers in the kitchen even gave me a hug!

The garden has been doing well, lots and lots of healthy looking plants. So far, things are coming in slowly, possibly due to the volume of rain. The weeds are somewhat at bay. Places where we put newspaper down has worked well. The upside is that there are many tomatoes that will be ready soon — good news!

This season so far we have made the following donations:

7/10/2017 — 8 lbs. — Second Harvest — Radishes, Peppers, Zucchini
7/13/2017 — 2 lbs. — Second Harvest — Kale (Thanks Joyce!)
7/21/2017 — 11 lbs. — Second Harvest — Kale and Zucchini (Thanks Ben!)
7/26/2017 — 17 lbs. — Second Harvest — Squash, Turnips, Potatoes, Peppers, Peas (Thanks Sue!)
7/28/2017 — 20 lbs. — Trinity Soup Kitchen — Turnips, Squash, Beans, Peas, Peppers, Tomatoes (Thanks Rich!)
7/31/2017 — 20 lbs. — Trinity Soup Kitchen — Turnips, Lots of Squash, Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes.

78 lbs. so far.
I’ll continue to make donations this week. However, Jaimee and I will be out of town August 6th-13th, if someone could please harvest and take to one of our food banks, that would be greatly appreciated. Trinity Soup Kitchen is closed the week of Musikfest, so it would need to be New Bethany or Second Harvest.

Please see below for latest pictures:

Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates — 07/09/2017 — First donation, potatoes planted and more!

Hello Gardeners,

We had a very productive workday on Saturday. Rich was able to get a small tiller from Carolyn M. We trimmed the weeds down and Rich tilled the area for the potatoes. We dug four trenches in long rows and Chris F. planted. The new picnic table in place, and looks terrific. We are so blessed to have such generous donors. I really encourage you to stop by and take a look if you haven’t already. Blueberry bushes are struggling a bit, however I believe with a little TLC they improve! The raised beds and the rest of the garden is looking amazing. Our canine garden ambassador Weasley gave us some great companionship while we did our work!

The areas where we put the newspaper or clippings down, in between rows has really paid off. I think at least for now we are winning the war on the weeds. We must remain vigilant though!

The first produce is starting, with lots more on the way very soon. We have also made our first harvest:

The first Box of about 7 lbs., I will donate tomorrow. Mainly radishes, but a few green peppers and zucchini.

Please see the latest photos below:

Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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