Thursday, July 30, 2009

Berry Happy.

It's high summer now, and all the bright colors are out in the garden. Raspberries, squash blossoms, eggplants, pea flowers, and every shade of green. It's a joy to be out there!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mr. Green Beans

The green beans are in full production mode. Lots to pick and deliver. Good thing we have lots of help from the child development center.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Planted Purple, Popping Peas, Picking Peppy Peppers

Our perennial garden is beginning to break out in color. Lots of purple now. We snuck some annuals in, too, and are waiting for gold, orange and reds to erupt with the marigolds, zinnias and sunflowers.

The pea vine is flourishing! We couldn't resist picking a couple of pods (just to check whether they were ripe!) and popping them open to try the tasty peas inside. And tasty they were, though one connoisseur suggested we wait another week to harvest the first batch. Drat.

We have two 20 ft. rows of various peppers in the middle of the garden, and all are happy with the location. We have already delivered bell and banana peppers with our lettuce for a peppy salad, and expect we'll be delivering for at least a month!

We love summer!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lots of Small Hands in the Garden

Our gardeners from the Child Development Center picked icicle radishes for delivery.
They brought one radish back to taste - and their teacher reports that they were not big fans, but it was fun trying out a new experience!

They also have been weeding. After their first session, they came back a week later and were surprised to find new weeds!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Salad Delivery

We've delivered radishes, peppers, chard, herbs and all sorts of salad fixings for Lewis House.