Monthly Archives: August 2019

Garden Updates — 08/26/19 — 179 lbs. Doanted

Hello Gardeners,

 

We’ve had a couple decent sized harvests the last few days.  Tomatoes are starting to change color and ripen.  It’s good to get these for harvest on the early side, as I’m seeing quite a few that are getting soft spots or insects are burrowing into.  If we catch the produce early it’s no problem to let it ripen indoors!  We also had a great couple of donations of beans!  Really appreciate that.

Wanted to give a shout out to Chris F. for mowing the garden and trimming along the fence.  It certainly looks much better, and I really appreciate the help.

Some donations to report:

08/23/2019 – 15 lbs. – Second Harvest Food Bank – Beans, Cucumber, Squash Tomatoes

08/26/2019 – 22 lbs. – Northeast Ministries – Beans, Peppers, Acorn Squash, Tomatoes

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/19/2019 –142 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We are now up to 142 lbs. donated, however, our harvest continues to be on the light side.  We’re hoping some of the recent rainfall will perk up those tomatoes a bit.  The squash plants may be about done for the season, not sure if they will hang in there or not!

I’m looking for someone to volunteer mowing this week.  Please let me know if you can do it!

Also thought this is an interesting read: https://www.mcall.com/news/local/nazareth/mc-nws-bangor-main-street-market-food-desert-20190815-zaabscfbwbd77djfnemzlng27y-story.html

 

Some donations to report:

08/15/2019 – 5 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Peppers, Cucumbers, tomatoes, beans.

08/19/2019 – 10 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Peppers, Beans, Tomato, Squash, Zucchini

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/13/2019 — 127 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

Last week I mowed, pulled some weeds and tried to put out these Havahart Deep repellent modules: https://www.amazon.com/Havahart-DO5600-B-Weatherproof-Repellent-Vegetable/dp/B00WW0UOK2. It was worth a try, but based on recent evidence, I don’t believe they have helped much.

We are now up to 127 lbs. donated, however, our harvest is light compared to prior years at this time: 8/11/2018: 177 lbs., 8/11/2017 180 lbs., 8/25/2016 350 lbs.

Some donations to report:

08/01/2019 – 6 lbs. – Second Harvest – Cucumber, Beans, Squash.
08/05/2019 – 7 lbs. – New Bethany Ministries – Peppers, Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Radishes, Cucumber, Zucchini.
08/08/2019 – 9 lbs. – Second Harvest – Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Zucchini.
08/12/2019 – 9 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Peppers, Beans, Summer Squash, Cucumber, Zucchini.

 

Thanks,
Jason

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