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 10 folks volunteer from Cub Scout Pack 160. It was wonderful to have so many young hands so willing to help. The scouts enthusiastically pitched in and were also quite fascinated with Carla’s chickens and bees. They loved eating the stems of the Swiss Chard like the stems were pieces of celery.

It was a good thing we had a few extra hands as there was a lot to harvest, with today being our 2nd largest harvest day of the season. We have now delivered 1,380 pounds of produce to the food pantry and only need another 256 pounds to break last year’s record harvest.

There were so many zinnias harvested we couldn’t bring them all to the food pantry and each of the Cub Scouts brought a small bouquet home to their Moms.

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On the way to the pantry

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Where is the rest of the Pack?

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A small portion of the zinnia harvest

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Washing radishes

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Cub Scouts in the small garden

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Cabbage and Swiss Chard`

Sample

Swiss Chard

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