July Garden Work Day
The rain and the cool weather this summer have altered growing patterns in the garden. We would normally be enjoying tomatoes and peppers, but those plants are just now starting to fruit. The blackberry plants are soaking up the water and producing berries up to an inch and a half long. Most everything else is doing well, or would be if the resident groundhog would stop sampling everything!
Today we had a few WashU students stop by to take various soil samples, and interview some of our gardeners for a class project. It's always fun to introduce people to the garden, and share the serenity that comes from simply being there.
We harvested communal carrots, potatoes, and cucumbers. We also dug up garlic that was planted last October. After all the work and weeding we sat for a while and shared our traditional pot luck lunch. Thank you to all the volunteers today, and we'll see you next month (hopefully with tomatoes and peppers aplenty!)