Wanted to thank everyone who has been keeping up with their garden over the last week or two, and special thanks to Chris F. for making and taking harvests last week.
It appears that tomatoes are in full swing, and squash (primarily due to the health of the plants) are in decline. There is plenty more to look forward to — as were seeing a second flourishing from plants, particularly beans. Have not seen as many cucumbers as I would have liked, but hopefully there’s still a chance for more as there are many flowering plants.
Before I left, I spent time trimming along the outer fence. The open area seemed like the weeds were encroaching on some areas, but still manageable. That’s not the case any longer as I’ve been out the last two days. The weeds have grown rapidly, in fact making it hard to determine what’s a vegetable and what’s not. In areas where we got newspaper and/or grass clippings down, things are not as bad. However there are a number of beds where the plants haven’t been staked or they have toppled over or overgrown outside the bed. While it may not be possible to use a mower, I’d like to have someone volunteer to do some trimming inside the garden area with the trimmer in the shed — perhaps a new face, someone who perhaps has not had time to come out lately.
We all need to pitch in to get things back on track. Understanding we have our Backpack Event this weekend (and we’ll be dropping Tim off at college), I would like to schedule a workday for Sunday August 27th after church service. Until then my focus will be in open area.
Since the last update we have donated an additional 160 lbs. of produce!
8/02/2017 — 20 lbs. — Trinity Soup Kitchen — Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes
8/03/2017 — 7 lbs. — Trinity Soup Kitchen — Kale, Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes
8/08/2017 — 30 lbs. — Northeast Ministries — Onions, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Kale, Cucumber, Eggplant, Peppers (Chris F.)
8/11/2017 — 45 lbs. — New Bethany Ministries — Peppers, Squash, Onions, Turnips, Greens (Chris F.)
8/16/2017 — 20 lbs. — Trinity Soup Kitchen — Tomatoes, Zucchini, Squash, Cucumber
8/17/2017 — 38 lbs. — Second Harvest Food Bank — Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Squash, Hot Peppers, Peppers, Cucumber, Bok Choi
Please see the garden website for latest pictures see below:
Jason & Jaimee