September 21, 2011
Summer transitions to Fall, but there is plenty going on in our garden!
- Hurricane Irene gave us a glancing blow, and did little to no damage!!!
- Each day it seems the garden produces a little something: pole beans, raspberries, basil, carrots, eggplant, and parsley are being harvested and utilized in our lunch program for students and staff. It looks like these will be growing for a couple more weeks.
- Tomatillo’s should be ready soon, and will be used to make fresh salsa!
- There are plenty of carrots I planted, which will be picked over the next month or so.
- Potatoes will be dug up and featured the week of October 10th thru the 15th, which is National School Lunch Week.
- Bok Choi cabbage is doing great, and I’ll sauté that up with a little fresh ginger and sesame oil.
- I planted another crop of snow peas, and they might be ready in October.
- A few red beets and some spinach have appeared and look to be harvested later in the season.
- I let cilantro go to seed, and will use this as coriander in my cooking.
- I also have 20 pounds of onions I dug up, which I’m using for various meals.
- Exiting news is on the horizon: Evan Scheuch, a recent graduate is completing his Eagle Scout project by constructing and donating six 4 ft x 8 ft “cold frames”. These act as
mini greenhouses, which will allow us to grow certain lettuces, micro-greens, and other hardy vegetables over the winter! Thank You so much Evan.
Stay posted for more fall updates.