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Final Workday Cancelled — Season Total 503 lbs. Donated

Good morning Gardeners,

Wow what a rain last night! Because everything is still soggy and will only make cleanup messy, we will cancel our last formal workday. If your bed still needs to be cleared for the season, I would do so soon. We made some great progress on the last work date, and I know Ben has also done some cleanup, so I believe we are in pretty good shape.

Thank you for a good season! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Chris F. made a donation of 50 lbs. of potatoes on our behalf to New Bethany.

Our final harvests are below:

10/15/2018 – 12 lbs. — Trinity Soul Kitchen — Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes
10/18/2018 – 6 lbs. – Second Harvest — Peppers
10/22/2018 – 11 lbs. – Second Harvest — Peppers, Green Tomatoes
10/29/2018 – 50 lbs. – New Bethany Ministries –Potatoes — Thanks Chris F.!

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 10/10/2018 — 424 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

Things are definitely winding down at the garden. I’m not sure when the first frost will come our way as the weather has remained warm. We can give our vegetables a little more time. There are plenty of green tomatoes, but I don’t believe we’ll see too many more ripe ones. Peppers and a few eggplant are about the only things still producing.

With that in mind I’d like to plan two workdays for clearing out the garden for the season.
Sunday, October 21st after first service 10:30ish – 1:00PM and Saturday, November 3rd @ 10:00AM – 1:00PM.

Tasks:

During the Church Clean up event, we were able to cut down the tree that had grown just outside the fencing, however we will need to cut it up into pieces to dispose.
Clean up Raised Beds and remove cages.
Mow lawn and unattended part of open area. It had been difficult to mow since so many beds had plants growing out of the bed.

Harvest details below:

09/20/2018 – 9 lbs. – Northeast Ministries — Peppers, Banana Peppers, Tomatoes
09/25/2018 – 10 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Beans, Peppers, Banana Peppers, Hot Peppers, Tomatoes
09/27/2018 – 17 lbs. – Northeast Ministries –Onions, Eggplant, Beans, Peppers, Hot Peppers — Thanks Sue K!
09/25/2018 – 11 lbs. – Northeast Ministries – Squash, Tomatoes, Peppers
10/10/2018 – 7 lbs. – Second Harvest – Eggplant, Peppers, Hot Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes

Pictures below:

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 09/17/2018 — 370 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

The rain has made harvesting tricky, and actually has slowed down the output but we have had a few harvests. Tomatoes continue to suffer this season. They are splitting and others are getting some kind of blight. Every harvest we manage to get a few, but not where we expected. Surprisingly though the peppers have perked up a bit and we are getting some good ones!

Harvest details below:

09/04/2018 – 17 lbs. – Second Harvest — Kale, Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes
09/11/2018 – 8 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Tomatoes, Peppers
09/17/2018 – 27 lbs. – Second Harvest –Squash, Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 09/02/2018 — 318 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

Happy Labor Day Everyone! Because of the holiday, we won’t be collecting a harvest until Monday evening. Hope everyone is enjoying that last stretch of summer.

We’ve had a few good harvests last week totaling over 80lbs. Thanks to Ben for mowing recently. Also, thanks to Sue and Rich for harvesting on Wednesday.

As things wind down we will need to plan some final workdays for garden clean up.

Harvest details below:

08/23/2018 – 51 lbs. – Northeast Ministries — Squash, Cabbage, , Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes.
08/27/2018 – 15 lbs. – Second Harvest – Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Beans, Cucumbers.
08/30/2018 – 15 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Beans, Cucumbers, tomatoes.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/17/2018 — 237 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We continue to have some good harvests, though no significant bounty of tomatoes yet. Still keeping my fingers crossed! I had attempted to mow the garden last time I was up. I had left my mower in the shed, but it was at an angle and it’s spewing clouds of smoke and oil from the muffler so I had to stop. We are taking Tim back to OSU, hard to believe it’s that time already! I’m sure a few of you are getting ready for the same. I won’t be able to make any collections until Wednesday night.

Harvest details below:

08/13/2018 – 32 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Squash, Kale, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers.
08/14/2018 – 5 lbs. – Second Harvest – Kale, Tomatoes, Beans, Cucumbers.
08/16/2018 – 23 lbs. – Northeast Ministries –Kale, Squash, Cucumbers, Banana Peppers, Green Beans, Raspberries, tomatoes.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/11/2018 — 177 lbs. Doanted

Hello Gardeners,

As the rain sets in again, I hope it will do our garden some good. Tomatoes have been struggling this season, though we are just starting to get some beans, and the squash and cucumbers have been our big producers this year. That may change though as many squash plants are starting to wilt, and the squash bugs seem plentiful. Looking into some organic approaches we could take I got some organic soap spray and some diatomaceous earth. Both are said to help. So we will give it a go, though it may be a little late.

But our donations are doing well. We’ve had some great cabbage also this season, which we haven’t had a lot of luck with in the past. A different season, a different set of veggies that do well!

Harvest details below:

08/06/2018 – 23 lbs. – Second Harvest – Cabbage, Squash, Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers.
08/07/2018 – 16 lbs. – New Bethany Ministries – Kale, 3 Cabbage — Thanks Ben!
08/09/2018 – 12 lbs. – Second Harvest –Kale, Squash, Cucumbers, Banana Peppers, Tomatoes, Green Beans.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/04/2018 — 126 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We had a few more donations this week. I can imagine with the rain we will have a good amount to harvest tomorrow! Thanks Sue K. for making a delivery this week!

Harvest details below:

07/31/2018 – 5 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions – Sue K.
08/02/2018 – 13 lbs. – Northeast Ministries –Zucchini, Cucumbers, Peppers, Banana Peppers, Turnips

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/30/2018 — 108 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We had a few nice harvests come in the last several days! We broke 100 lbs.!! Last week we had a nice donation of beans from Bob C. Also had some nice Kale from Ben and crew. Sue K. contributed a terrific cabbage!

Garden is looking pretty good this time of year. I mowed the grass on Sunday, so all is looking good. Please continue to weed your gardens and check for evidence of critters and add some fencing if necessary. I have spotted deer droppings both inside the garden and outside by the gate. There is certainly some evidence that they’ve been feasting!

Harvest details below:
07/23/2018 – 11 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Green & Yellow Beans!
07/26/2018 – 35 lbs. – Second Harvest –Zucchini, Squash, Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Onion
07/30/2018 – 17 lbs. – New Bethany Ministries – Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/19/2018 — 45 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We had quite a nice harvest yesterday, a little bit of everything starting to come in!! Lots of squash, probably about 10. Excited to see some of the first tomatoes coming in. Let’s hope for a good amount of rain over the next couple of days.

Harvest details below:
07/19/2018 – 20 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers, Turnips, Tomatoes

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/17/2017 — 25 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We’ve had some hot days to be sure! The garden is looking good though. The tomatoes are doing well, and I think we’ll have plenty of the this season.

I was able to harvest some squash on Sunday and make a donation. Joyce shared some kale with me.

Sue may have another cabbage ready to pick soon. I’ll be out Wednesday night for another harvest.

I’m thinking about another work day on 7/29 potentially. Stay tuned for more updates.

Harvest details below:

07/16/2018 – 10 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Kale.

Thanks,
Jason

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