Garden Report – June 6th

And God said, "It is good."

Volunteers from Hancock, Lexington Catholic Community and Pilgrim and St. Nicholas.

Weather was beautiful—sunny and warm.

Good news! Water is back at the barn! The leak in the underground water line was discovered and repaired. That will make all things easier–from washing off tools, cleaning off produce to watering!

Tuesdays are generally about planting, weeding and watering. Yesterday was no exception. Among the new plantings were basil, a squash hill and artichokes. Yes, artichokes! In my ignorance, I never thought artichokes were amenable to New England summers. And I certainly don’t

know what the plant looks like. I’m torn between Googling for pictures, or waiting to be amazed to see how the plant develops. I’m still remembering the wonderment of discovering asparagus plants.

Garden Blessing

Laurel and Carla shared the importance of milkweed plants for butterflies. Both of them recently had heard a presentation from The Herb Farmacy (at the Lex Garden Club??) and this was among the issues discussed. Apparently milkweed is a very important source of sustenance for butterflies, but human development has decimated its habitat and helped put the butterfly, especially monarchs, at risk. And so in deference to butterflies, Carla asked Laurel plant some milkweed she picked up at the pharmacy.

This was the first time I have worked since our Garden Blessing ceremony last month. As you may recall we
extended a general invitation to all present to provide their blessings on blank garden markers that would be used in the future to label our plants. It was fun yesterday to discover them, but I only had time to read a few. But what I read confirmed that the warmth and good cheer of that pleasant mid-May afternoon continues to envelop the garden and its workers!

I wish the picture were clearer. The blessing is wonderful…it reads “May only good things emerge—both from the soil and in the gardener’s life who find this.”

The next time you stop by, take a look and share in the blessing!
Garden Blessing

Interfaith Garden Blessing – May 18

Invitation to Interfaith Garden Blessing & Celebration

Opening Day at the Garden!

Hello Spring!!! Opening Day is Tuesday March 25th from 4:30 to 6PM. 
Our first Saturday at the Garden will be on March 29th from 9:00 to 10:30AM.
Click on the Volunteer Button to let us know you’d like to help out this season.
The snow is melting quickly.  Carla has decided it’s time to start prepping the garden.  
There are plenty of things we can get started on.  

We are looking for volunteers for Tuesday, March 25th from 4:30 to 6pm.   And then on Saturday, 3/29th from 9 to 10:30am.

Spreading Compost

 

It looks like we may have a pack of cub scouts who will be pitching in.  The plan is to start spreading compost and work on some spring cleaning.  Let’s hope the weather co-operates.

Please let us know if you can help out.  Click on the Volunteer Button to let us know you’d like to help out this season. Many thanks.

Fall Colors

Garden Report October 12th

Ready to deliver one of the carts

This basket was filled with chard – twice!

3 varieties of tomatoes

 

 

Volunteers from Redeemer, First Parish, Pilgrim, Hancock and a few others from the . . . → Read More: Garden Report October 12th

Garden Report – Sept 28th & Oct 5th

Volunteers 9/28th: Follen, Hancock, Islamic Center, Lexington Catholic Community, First Parish and First Baptist

Volunteers 10/5th: Redeemer, Lex Catholic Community, Lex Methodist, Hancock and Temple Isaiah

Crops harvested: Swiss chard, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, cabbage, kale, broccoli, parsley, dill, mint, zucchini, pumpkins, butternut squash, cabbage, peppers

It’s now . . . → Read More: Garden Report – Sept 28th & Oct 5th

Garden Report – September 21st

Volunteers from: Cub Scout Pack 160, Hancock, First Parish and United Methodist

Weather: 60s and sunny, with a lot of dew on the ground.

Today’s harvest of 147 pounds included: lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, parsley, beets, broccoli, leeks, kale, zucchini, tomatoes (3 varieties), butternut squash, eggplant, basil, onions, chard (2 varieties), and pumpkins.

Today we had . . . → Read More: Garden Report – September 21st

Garden Report – August 24th

Volunteers on the way to the Pantry

Volunteers from: Redeemer, Follen, Lex Catholic Community, Trinity Covenant and others community volunteers

Weather: High 60s and sunny. We could use some rain!

Today’s harvest of about 140 pounds included: lettuce, spinach, parsley, beets, leeks, blueberries, carrots, kale, green beans, . . . → Read More: Garden Report – August 24th

Garden Report – August 17th

Weather: Perfect – Sunny, Crisp, No humidity Harvest: 170 pounds of tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, beans, swiss chard, kale, blueberries, carrots, parsley, basil, mint, yellow squash and zucchini. So much produce we had to convert one of the carts into a double decker.

Tomatoes and Beans

. . . → Read More: Garden Report – August 17th

Garden Report – August 3

129 pounds ready to go!

We had our best harvest so far this season with 129 pounds of produce going to the food pantry. We had 27 pounds of potatoes, 22 pounds of cucumbers, 19 pounds of onions, 9 pounds of eggplant, 8 1/2 pounds of beans and . . . → Read More: Garden Report – August 3