Where has the summer gone? Today is our last day in the garden. Mrs. P. has participation certificates to hand out to the students who have come over the summer and appreciation certificates for the adults that have been so willing to volunteer.
The weather is beautiful today and everywhere we look there are vegetables in the beds ready for harvesting.
While we're waiting for kids, Mrs. W. and Ms. R. get busy taking off diseased leaves from the tomato plants. It’s hard to see the yellow tomatoes with so many yellow leaves. “They get that way this time of year”, advises Mrs. W.
Mrs. P. is taking photographs and making journal entries.
One of our cabbages has been attacked. But, “no”, “that’s the weather”, said Mrs. W. “It split because it was ready, we should have cut it last time.” So, we cut it now and throw it into the compost pile. Mrs. W. says that 4 to 6 new little cabbages will grow up where we cut off the old one. Won’t that be fun to see?
We have a record harvest collecting:
- 11 radishes
- 10 Giant Marconi peppers
- 37 Chinese giant bell peppers
- 2 turnips
- 65 pear tomatoes
- 9 red tomatoes
- 16 carrots (mostly from thinning)
- 10 cucumbers
- 1 split cabbage head &
- 1 good cabbage head
It’s been a fun summer working in the garden. Mrs. W, Ms. R. and Mrs. P. really missed the students today and felt bad that no one was able to come and enjoy this fabulous harvest with us, but we know we’ll all be back in school together soon.
There will still be some more harvesting to come. The carrots are looking good and so is the broccoli. Our newly planted beans have flowers on them, so if the frost holds off we should have beans also.