Growing Season Coming to an End….and New Beginnings!

Hi all,

We had a short but productive work day last week in the garden, due to an unexpected rainfall around 11:15. Fortunately, our young gardeners kept a quick pace, planting THREE ENTIRE TRAYS of cabages in about 30 minutes flat. Whoa. We also had a chance to harvest lettuce, talk about the virtues of various types of bugs–including the worm featured in the photo below, and check out some of the great stuff growing in our garden! Highlights include a GINORMOUS bok-choy and a very very tiny pumpkin that we’re hoping might be normal pumpkin size by Halloween (but none of us are holding our breath.) We also had a chance to finally meet Mike Gray, who runs a gardening project up the road as well as a very popular water-ice business. Mike’s garden is fabulous. His pumpkins are humongous (like bigger than 3 human heads) and put our little dinky pumpkinling to shame. He’s been doing this for a few years now, so I’m really hoping we can figure out a way to combine resources and experience so we can operate multiple gardens throughout the community (the neighborhood is large enough for two gardens–Mike’s garden is about a 4 minute drive from our garden but it feels like a completely different neighborhood.) Our big celebration event is coming up in late October, so hopefully he’ll be able to make it with some of his young gardeners!

Taevon gets a little silly with the worms....

Taevon gets a little silly with the worms....

 

our pumpkinling!

our pumpkinling!

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