Garden

Update 6-15-2017

The garden is now in the transition period between the spring harvest and the availability of summer fruits and vegetables.

There still is some kale, collards, chard, mustard greens and mixed lettuces to be picked. The strawberry plants have been picked and are now multiplying the plants for an even more abundant harvest next year.

Both the yellow squash and zucchini plants are producing fruits that should be checked daily before the fruits become enormous. The bush beans are flowering and will have beans for picking within a few weeks with the pole beans following later. The corn and okra plants are growing vigorously with an anticipated harvest in early Aug. Both sweet and hot peppers will be available in about a month.

The herbs (basil, parsley, sage, thyme, oregano) can have leaves snipped off them at any time. The grapes vines and raspberry and blackberry plants are showing an abundant amount of immature fruit that will be ripe later in the season.

Anyone who visits the garden to harvest a fruit or vegetable is also encouraged to gently push the rapidly growing tomato vines inside back their cages and to pull out a weed or two before leaving..