September has begun, and our beans are still going strong. We have several different types growing, including Jacob Cattle Beans and Dragon Bush Beans. Our zucchini has been pulled out (due to the bad powdery mildew it had). This year was not a good year for tomatoes in our plot, nor in other garden members’ … More We’ve donated over 100 pounds!
A few weeks ago, I hosted a nutrition session/cooking demo for all the volunteers of “Helping Hands” (the name of our donation plot). We held the meeting at the garden around a picnic table. Each volunteer was asked to bring an ingredient (all of which were fresh fruits or vegetables). I spoke to the kids … More “Helping Hands” Volunteer Cooking Demo!
In order for members of the community garden to be able to contribute extra produce from their garden plots, we decided to purchase to wooden bins. My darling father nailed the two together, and created a stand for them so they would be raised off the ground. Due to the groundhog problem we had at … More We picked a name! “Helping Hands” it is. 🙂
Today we harvested quite a bit from our garden. We collected green and red lettuce, Swiss chard, and peas (as usual). On Wednesday we should be able to harvest our first round of string beans! Some very generous garden members have donated extra produce of theirs. We received several 3 pound zucchini! So far we … More Third harvest, plus some donations!
Yesterday we had our second harvest of the garden. We collected lettuce, Swiss Chard, and sugar snap peas again. Our zucchini plant is blossoming nicely, and our tomato plants have quite a few green tomatoes on them. Below is a photo of our harvest from last week, which was donated to the Denville Food Pantry … More Second Harvest of the Season
This is what the plot looked like before our picking began. You can see the green lettuce, red lettuce, and Swiss chard in the foreground. The HUGE patch of green leaves in the center are beans. The top photo is our organic green lettuce, and the bottom is our chard. We ended up with over … More Our first harvest at the garden…
Before (last week) above and After (today) below of our peas! Thanks to a troop of local Boy Scouts volunteering this afternoon, we now have almost all our squares in the plot filled. We planted organic tomato seedlings, organic eggplant seedlings, and organic zucchini seeds. The bean seeds have sprouted as well. The kids had … More Almost done planting…
I was pleasantly surprised to see that my lettuce and peas had sprouted on my trip up to the garden today.