Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This Week at The Garden

Here are the latest workday updates but no photos to share this week.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Our first evening gathering today, at 6:00 p.m., to paint the shed and begin leveling out the wood chips along the tree line.  We enjoyed the shade and cooler weather and finished in an hour.

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Twenty-eight families were represented and worked hard planting cucumber, zucchini and chard seeds, thinning and transplanting beet seedlings, moving half of a large pile of wood chips, harvesting beets, turnips, red cabbage, roma beans, kale, swiss chard and herbs and pulling many, many weeds.  We talked about the upcoming Charm City Farm and Garden Tours and Picnic.  Plans were made for a work day next Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. (to beat the heat!) led by Christine and Meaghan.  Chard, kale and roma beans were delivered to Our Daily Bread.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Yes, It Was Hot Out There!

In spite of the brutal heat, 23 families tackled today's garden work. 
Weeds had gotten out of hand, so a massive effort was made to weed the 
beds. The compost in the bin was turned and lots of new material 
added.  Fava beans and the older bed of bush beans were harvested and 
pulled, making way for a variety of seeds of summer crops.  The green 
cabbage was all harvested as were some of the red cabbage.  Other 
crops that were harvested were beets, kale, chard, oregano, basil, and 
finger eggplants.

Thanks to Debra who delivered today's harvest to Our Daily Bread. 
Many thanks to Robin for continuing to come to the garden several 
times a week to do organic battle with the insects.  And thanks again 
to Jennifer for organizing the July 4th garden tours.

As discussed at today's workday, we will have a work evening this Thursday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m. in order to work in cooler weather. 
The 2 tasks to be accomplished will be to paint the shed and level out the wood chips in the tree area.
And, yes, we will still have a regular workday on Sunday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m.

On Thursday, please bring a paintbrush and a plastic container for cleaning your brush in water.