I said to Jenny last week, “We should have counted the number of wheelbarrows that we have filled up with woodchips the past month.” We didn’t though. Perhaps it can be counted in pounds of produce that we have been harvesting the past two weeks?
The past month has been busy with protecting tomatoes from more blight. That means putting a layer of woodchips on each tomatoes bed. We put newspaper and woodchips down on each of the paths in between the beds in the garden.
We weeded behind the Hoop house and a long the riverside of the garden finally clearing up the space around the pagoda.
Annual plants are nature’s emergency medical service, seeded in sounds and scars to hold the land until the perennial cover is re-established.
As a gift for all the care we gave the garden, we harvested our first tomatoes on August 1.
Since then, the garden has rewarded us with an assortment of rainbow vegetables including so many black, yellow, orange, and red tomatoes, basil, rainbow chard, green collards, kale, yellow and red beets, and purple radishes. It is so rewarding and exciting to go to the garden each day and see more vegetables.
We are able to sell to Bon Appetit again because students are starting to return to Lawrence. We are excited for what the end of summer and the beginning of fall have in store for the garden.