This morning a lot of work got done in spite of the very hot weather:
Larry brought a plastic composte bin which was placed inside the fence.
We harvested the remaining broccoli, pulled the broccoli plants, and placed the leaves (not the stems) in the new composte bin. Green beans were picked and the plants will continue to produce more beans during the coming weeks.
Some cabbage, cauliflower, beets, and turnips were also ready for picking.
With the end of the broccoli, we added additional mushroom composte to the vacant 1.5 beds.
We then planted zucchini seeds in a half bed, and more bean seeds (identical to the beans we're now harvesting) in the full bed.
A metal trellis was set up to accommodate cucumbers which were also planted today.
Our new sign was not quite ready and will be installed next week. It will be installed on wooden posts and we will be planting flower plants at the base.
Thanks again to Robin Klein for delivering our crops to Our Daily Bread today.
Note: Due to the higher temperatures, we will be meeting at 9:00 during the summer from here on in.
Another Note: Please do not harvest on days other than workdays. Members are welcome to send someone else to work in their place on those days.
We had a fun and easy workday today although we missed having our leader, Larry, and his supplies and his learned input. We did manage, and we did figure out a few things:
Next year we need not plant so much collard. It doesn't seem to be a favorite.
Next year we might stagger the planting of lettuce so that we can enjoy it over a longer period of time.
The carrots couldn't compete with the radishes. Radishes were harvested today but the carrot plants that were intermingled with them are far and few between.
We will plan our dedication for August. Naomi and Larry will come up with a date and then we'll start organizing and contacting the mayor's office and media. If you are able to help with this or can pass on pertinent contacts, please let me know.