Monday, June 1, 2015

Lettuce Harvest those Strawberry Fields

Weekday Strawberry Picking
On Wednesday and Friday evenings this week, May May 27 and May 29, members stopped by to harvest the strawberries that are ripening faster than we have been picking them. We will continue to harvest strawberries every other day while they last. 

Workday - May 31, 2015
It was a hot workday with 31 households attending today.  It was decided to make the change and begin workdays at 9:00 moving forward now that the hot weather is here.  Work that got done today included weeding the asparagus bed and sprinkling the bed with road salt to kill the weeds - but not the asparagus. It seems asparagus like salty conditions. Weedblock fabric was installed with staples near the northern perimeter of the perennial bed to halt the Canadian thistle from taking over. A crew worked the composte bin and augmented mushroom composite, adding this mixture to several of the beds.

Lots of harvesting was done  -  the majority of lettuce and cauliflower, all the arugula (which had started to flower), beets, pea pods, and strawberries. There was a large surplus that was transported to Our Daily Bread in Larry’s pick up truck.

1 comment:

  1. Who can I contact for more information about joining the community garden in 2016 or to get on the waiting list?