Harvesting in the garden is in full swing now.
The young gardeners all had a chance to pull carrots from the ground . . . a well loved activity. Who doesn’t love a fresh from the garden carrot?
We also harvested basil, green peppers, and red potatoes. I can’t wait to hear what Laurie made with these.
GARDEN CLEAN UP
Cleaning up the garden has begun. Now that the sugar snap pea vines are turning brown, we can pull them up and throw the vines into the compost bin. The young gardeners worked at this task and two raised beds were cleared. This gives better air circulation for the tomatoes in the same bed. Tomatoes need good air flow to keep diseases in check.
It was a fine day in the garden even after one of the gardeners was stung by a yellow jacket. No one knew a hive had made a nest in the drain near the faucet. If you do get stung in a garden, raw onion on the sting can help.
Stings unfortunately can happen in a garden. Fortunately, the young gardener was able to shake off the experience after a short while. The recreation department heroes have destroyed the nests – there were two in the grate.
For refreshments, cucumber water was served. The young gardeners enjoyed the water which is so easy to prepare. Peel a cucumber, slice it and add the slices to a pitcher of cold water. Let it sit for an hour. That’s it.
The next two weeks will be busy ones in the garden. There is still so much to be harvested! Come see!