Happy Tuesday everyone,
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Many thanks to all of you who braved the heat to come help in the garden.. Folks from Kaiser, Boy’s Team Charities, Young Men’s Service League and Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth came out to join a bunch of new volunteers and several of our regular volunteers to work in the garden.
Together, we harvested 674.9 pounds of fresh vegetables to share with our neighbors in need last week. We got to taste test poona Kheera cucumbers and Noir de Carmes melons that have been ripening rapidly in the warmth of the last couple weeks. YUM!
Garden wide weeding was performed with weeds being pulled from at least 3,000 sq feet of beds and paths. Including the removal of swathes of Bermuda grass. Whew! Thank you to all the folks who worked to get out the grass and the bind weed out by their very long roots.
Our squash squash bug eradication program continued. Many thanks to JS, ND, ID and CC for carrying on a relentless hunt for squash bug eggs, nymphs and adult through out all the squash beds. Keep up the good work bug hunters and lovely lady bugs!
We also started seeds for a second plantings of basil, dill and fennel and for the first of our fall broccoli plantings. Yes, it is time to start thinking on what we will plant for our winter crops. The garden will always keep growing whether all we can do is try to be ready for the changing seasons.
As always, I am indebted to all of you and send you all my sincere gratitude. Fertile GroundWorks could not do all we do without wonderful volunteers like you. You are all truly amazing human beings. THANK YOU!!! for enabling us to TEACH, GROW, and GIVE.
I do hope that you all will be able to come back and see how your efforts helped the garden to grow and change with the seasons.
Until next we meet, please do take care of yourselves.
Happy gardening everyone.
With sincere gratitude and hugs