First Major Harvest

October 11, 2011 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Friday’s work party was a very productive one thanks to Becca, Sophia, Laura, Nate, and Elizabeth’s efforts.

The entire grounds got a good and much-needed weeding. Most of the bolting lettuce was harvested and donated to a late-night program for teens that operates on Fridays and Saturdays. Here’s the harvest; if it looks dark, it was! We worked until the sun went down.

Here’s a bed of lettuce, mid-harvest:


The spinach was also harvested because it had been eaten completely through by some hungry bugs, but Elizabeth took it home and made a creamy spinach soup out of it- no waste there!

Soon-to-be spinach soup

More seeds were also sown, continuing down the productive winter garden path.

Laura plants round two of the radishes.

Nate plants rows of garlic

Here is the updated garden layout. The empty beds will be planted one of the student groups getting involved with the garden – more on them to come! (Click to enlarge.)

There is still more lettuce as well as Swiss chard that can be harvested, so if you’re in the area feel free to take some for yourself or for any worthy cause!

 

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