|this week's harvest--given to the Food Pantry|
Els, Solange and I met this past Saturday to continue with the work at the garden. We did the usual weeding, cutting the grass around the beds, and pruning of plants. Els brought over a natural pesticide that we applied to some of the vegetables that were being eaten by the insects. We noticed some new cucumbers, peppers and a lot of tomatoes that are nearly ready to be harvested.
We will need to continue with the watering although last week due to the torrential rains watering was reduced. I will be at the garden this Saturday from 9 am to noon --we'll turn the compost and cover some of the beds with hay or mulch.
There is a quite a bit of Kale, Swiss chard, cucumbers and herbs that can be harvested for the food pantry. I will stop by Tuesday and harvest some of these vegetables and leave them in a basket near the pantry.