So Much Chard

Hey garden folks!
Here’s what we’ve been up to this past week!

This morning, we harvested and donated five buckets of chard to Alliot! We are starting to plant seeds for  our fall harvest, and we needed the extra bed space. Our alliot kitchen staff  is excited to incorporate our garden vegies into our meals this afternoon. With summer coming to a close, we recommend that gardeners start thinking about changes they should make to their gardens. For example, we plan on putting in one more round of lettuce, spinach, snap peas, beets, and beans. These crops enjoy cooler conditions and should be ready for harvest before the next frost. Other changes that we have made in preparation for the fall have been pruning watermelon flowers. These flowers are draining energy that could be better used by the melons we already have. Letting them bloom would be counter intuitive, and the smaller melons would not have time to develop before the frost.

Recently, we also had our third and final garden day! This time around, the kids got to enjoy the presence of some garden wildlife! The day featured snails, butterflies, and of course, toads. We had a few intense toad races, where Rebel the “frog” performed exceedingly well. Following this, we ate some sorrel and experimented with red maple seed pods. A great day! 

As always, we had a wonderful farm stand on Wednesday. Feel free to come join next week! We will be around from 11:30 to 1:30, and it will be Jess and Jack’s last. Well, that’s all for now.
Garden Crew. 


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