On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, the Fertile GoundWorks Garden of Grace harvest included fruits from 12 of the 84 varieties of tomatoes being trialed at the Garden, 5-varieties of Summer squash/zucchini, 4-varieties of sweet pepper, 3-varieties of cucumber, and one variety of black-eyed pea in the succulent “green bean” stage. A bushel of Winterbor and Redbor Hybrid kale were also harvested. Taste testing was conducted for 8 varieties of tomatoes.
Most of the harvest was hand carried about 300 feet to the Open Heart Kitchen operations located Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Asbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Kitchen scraps were picked up and taken to the composting operations at the Garden. An additional 50+ pounds of tomatoes from the Garden were delivered to the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry.
Fourteen volunteers helped with the harvest, the removal of Cow pea summer cover crops from beds L1, A1 and A2, Squash bug reconnaissance and removal, clearing bed AB10 (Madeley Kale) for winter cover-crop planting, weeding, compost preparation, watering seedlings in the greenhouse and applying a primer coat to the new general purpose garden shed. A great volunteer work day!
Thanks to all!