At the Garden: May 21, 2016

Volunteers from Hancock, First Baptist, Sacred Heart, Chinese Bible Church and the community all pitched in.Weather: sunny and warm

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Almost 33 pounds of fresh produce was picked and delivered this morning. It included bok choy, arugula, lettuce, radishes, herbs, green onions, asparagus, rhubarb and spinach.

 

 

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Here is how the garden looked in May, You can see some beds yet to plant. Seeds and seedlings planted in the beds were peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, carrots, and some flowers.

t took a group effort to harvest the bounty of greens.

It took a group effort to harvest the bounty of greens.

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Elaine and Lisa trimmed the rhubarb.

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potatoes that managed to get overlooked last season suddenly sprouted. Unfortunately, these volunteers were in inopportune locations. Carla had us carefully dig them up, trying not to disturb the surrounding young plants. Do you see the potatoes that Tarla dug up?

ine took a turn at the weighing station.

ine took a turn at the weighing station.

The new bee hives arrived. I think I heard that each hive has a queen and 200 young bees. They have taken up residence in a new spot on the side of the barn. According to Carla, they seem very happy—lots of activity, which is a good sign.

The new bee hives arrived. I think I heard that each hive has a queen and 200 young bees. They have taken up residence in a new spot on the side of the barn. According to Carla, they seem very happy—lots of activity, which is a good sign.

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