Sunday, June 19, 2011

We Love Not By Vegetables Alone

Our 18th delivery of the season to ACTC
included lettuce, chard, squash, peas,

and a bouqet of flowers cut fresh from the garden.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Garden Tour With Farmer Ken

On Sunday, two TPC Sunday School classes came to the Garden for a tour and picking. The children (about 20, I guess),came with their teachers, and after the general tour was done, they picked some peas from the vines. Some of the children wanted to take the peas home, others eat them right out of the pods. Several children wanted to try some radishes. We pulled a few from behind the peas. I suggested that they wash them before eating them. The vegetable debris, we placed in the appropriate compost pile. They thought the compost pile idea was pretty cool! I asked them if they had a compost pile at home and discovered that no child had a compost pile. I tried to encourage each child to tell their parents about composting. We'll see how far that goes!

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Garden Pics From Farmer Ken

(1) Fresh peas on the vine
 (2) Ageratum  ("Blue Horizon") with Euphorbia ("Diamond Frost") at the base

 (3) Nasturium ("Empress of India") - the nasturiums are edible!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Very well it seems, fresh vegetables are continuing to be taken to ACTC (see the garden log) and, as you can see from the pictures, more plants are beginning to flower and there will soon be peas for the picking.  Stop on by anytime!