Carrot harvesting was fun and a bit of a treasure hunt for the purple, white, yellow and orange carrots hidden beneath the soil. We counted and compared the different color carrots and found purple were the most robust. The carrots were sent back to the community center where they will be washed and served as snack. For the gardening record: approximately 80 carrots were gathered from one bed.
We harvested so many beans…hundreds! The young gardeners picked the bed clean of purple, yellow and green beans. A large full bag was sent back with them but the young harvesters also sampled as they went. What’s better than a bean right off the plant and warmed by the sun!
The first time we harvested beans, one young gardener asked what a bean looked like. Now he knows!
We cleared the harvested bean bed back to the soil. But the beans we planted a few weeks ago are doing well.
The celery before the young gardeners harvested.
Celery being trimmed of roots before being sent back with the young gardeners for snack.
The robust harvest was celebrated with strawberry lemonade, which is easy to make. Simply clean and trim a cup of strawberries and add them to a blender with 2 cups of lemonade. Pour this mix through a strainer and into a pitcher of lemonade.
“I don’t like it,” one young gardener said, teasing . . . “I LOVE IT.”
A pleasant way to end a good gardening day. Happy gardening.