The summer season is well under way. The gardens are working hard making veggies and blooming in the sunshine. This week we were in the gardens working on a project - we added a border of cedar chips to the top edge of the Kitchen Garden, in an effort to make it easier for the crews to mow around our veggie plot. We put donated burlap down first, then spread about a yard of chips. It was a sunny morning, and we had lots of volunteers, so we were done before you know it! We are caught up on the weeding (for now) and harvesting what we can for donation to area food banks.
Coming in August the 2 Rivers Art Guild will be holding their Festival of the Arts at the center, and I am told that there will be many booths of original artwork on the grounds. We will also be there with an Ask a Master Gardener table to answer any gardening questions.
Please stop by if you are in the neighborhood and say Hi!
Prepping the burlap
Burlap in place. This should help suppress the weeds some.
Hauling the cedar chips down to the garden.
The cedar chips smell so fresh when you first put them down!
Scarlet runner beans
Leeks and Onions gone to seed.
Radish seed pods - and they are edible too!
Lavender and alyssum in the rose garden
This Boston marrow squash is huge already, but I expect it will get even bigger. By the time it ripens it will be a dark orange and look almost like a pumpkin.
Last weeks cucumber harvest.
This weeks harvest included a tomato too!
There is always weeding to be done.
Looks like she missed this little one ... oh well, it will be there next week!
Speckled leaves of a Moon and Stars watermelon.