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.
Hello everyone – It is raining too hard for us to meet in the garden today.
Are you free tomorrow? I will be in the garden tomorrow – Wednesday – starting at 9:30.
There is a lot to do….from harvesting to staying on top of early blight and Septoria leaf spot. We have green beans galore (4 quarts I think), the tomatoes are beginning to turn red, cucumbers are ready to be harvested, and we have green peppers. All these vegetables will go over to the Moreau Community Center.
And don’t forget the squash bugs. I heard from other master gardeners that this year the squash bugs are especially prolific. So, it isn’t just our garden. Please stay on top of this problem so we get a good harvest of zucchini, squash, pumpkins and melons.
Fran – I have a rhubarb plant for you that I will leave in your plot.
I’m sorry the rain changed our plans for today, but I’m happy it is soaking our gorgeous garden!