Today we had a major harvest. Below are vegetable photos to enjoy. Please join us Saturdays at 8 a.m. There is plenty to share!
This blog follows our community conversations as we work in the garden from season to season. We discuss methods we want to try, how well they worked, and problems we try to solve.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Cabbages and tomatoes, Saturday 8/11/21
Today we harvested over 40 pounds of cabbages. We also picked two Old German tomatoes that weighed two pounds together. Old German is a large, yellow slicer with a flavor we really like. We grow our tomatoes on hog wire fencing and trim back the leaves and new growth in early August to promote ripening for the fruit that has already set. In late July we planted collards for the winter, seen in the photo by the sunflower.
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Sunday, August 8, 2021
Planning for seed saving, August 7, 2021
Gardeners are planning seed saving this year, especially of the many flower varieties that grow in the garden. We find the large number of flowers support a healthy pollinator population, which has gives our garden a very high yield. Every season the calendula, sunflowers and culinary poppy reseed on their own. Included is a beautiful variety of zinnia, whose seeds are easy to save and plant.
We enjoyed a hearty snack with bagels, cheese and cucumbers and tomatoes from our own harvest, along with our Goji berries, blueberries and figs.
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