Garden Report – August 24th

Volunteers on the way to the Pantry

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, zucchini, tomatoes (3 varieties), winter squash, eggplant, basil, onions, chard (2 varieties) , and cucumbers.


My job today was to start picking tomatoes. With the pantry being closed next Saturday, the garden will be closed as well. So the strategy today was to pick all tomatoes that were showing signs of ripening and deliver them to the food pantry. Better to have the clients get the benefit of extra tomatoes today that they can have ripen on their counter, then to return 2 weeks from now and find overly ripe or rotten tomatoes on the vine!

I wasn’t around when the tomatoes were planted but what I picked today looked to be 3 varieties: a smaller oval Italian roma style, the traditional round red tomato and lastly a yellow tomato. Had Carla not warned me about the yellow tomatoes at the end of the bed, I would have thought they were just not quite ripe.

Ripe Yellow Tomatoes

Ripe Yellow Tomatoes

Plum Tomatoes

Plum Tomatoes

Unripe red tomatoes

Unripe Red Tomatoes

Unripe red & Ripe Yellow Tomatoes

Unripe Red & Ripe Yellow Tomatoes

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