Things are moving along, we are having gradually more produce to share, and we are even starting to think about second plantings for our fall & winter crops.
TASK POSTINGS - I have started updating the white board on the side of the shed with tasks that need to be done. I've been trying to post tasks that people can often do on their own, although the list is always longer than I put up. In particular, I haven't posted tasks that take more expertise or more strength.
HOSES - we've had several hoses die out in various ways. There are now two 50' grey hoses inside the garden with a Y connector between them. Howie fixed the black hose the other night, so we can hook that up either to the side on one of the Y connections, or to extend the length. There are now two spray heads we can also move around between hoses.
PEAS - HARVEST THEM ! ! ! ! They are nearing the end of their season, but there are still a lot on the vine and more to come. Actually, the more we pick, the more they produce. In particular, I discovered one of the new pea varieties we are growing makes delicious round garden peas in thick pods that are DELICIOUS !!!! They are the ones on both sides of the pea fence at the end closest to Brandywine Ave.
BASIL - is big enough to pick - pluck off the top leaves - that makes the plant branch out & make more leaves.
BEANS - next week we should be able to start picking the bush beans. Pole beans STILL need to find a place to go in - it's pretty late for them!
RASPBERRIES - this is the first year they have produced any berries and they are yummy ! ! ! There aren't enough for anyone to harvest & take home, but consider them available for snacks to anyone working in the garden. They are ripe when you give them a gentle tug and the berry comes off easily. If it hangs onto the vine, leave it for another day or two.
COMPOST - Jan is doing a great job on the compost beds. We could use more veggie pick-ups from Jumpin' Jacks and from any of the Starbucks coffee places.