We had good success with moving plants to different beds and bringing some home. There are still plants available to take home if you have a place for them: mustard greens, swiss chard (about 4-6inches high) and kale (about 3 inches high). We'll move some more to the winter side of the garden, but people can take what they want as long as they check with me to make sure they're taking them from the right places. The moveable kale & swiss chard plants are in the rows closest to and parallel to the bush beans. The little kale plants are the row closest to the beans, the swiss chard is a few feet away, in between the kale seedlings and the tomato plants. The remaining mustard greens are still on the squash side of the garden at the end closest to Brandywine. DO NOT TAKE PLANTS FROM ANYWHERE ELSE !
The rest of the plots (the ones on the side with the bush beans) are safe until October 18th. Union College will be sending us a lot of students to work that day and we will turn under the rest of the garden except for the winter beds. I will REALLY need help to supervise the Union College students on October 18 ! !
Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day to be working in the garden! The Union College guys were mostly pledges and working at the garden was part of their hazing or their initiation, depending how you see it. Most of them were drawn to stopping on a regular basis and needed to be redirected regularly. But I stopped by the garden today and they still got a lot done. We didn't get to do anything with the raspberry bushes we need to dig up, so that will have to be another day.
And there are still a lot of cherry tomatoes!