Friday, July 11, 2008

The Summer comes and goes

To date, we have harvested arugula, swiss chard, kale, spinach, romaine, snap peas, collard greens, cilantro, turnip greens, cucumbers, green beans, squash, zucchini, scallions, spearmint, and basil. The zucchini that we harvested was probably the largest one I have ever seen, it was close to 2 feet long and at its widest point was close to 6 inches wide. Everything was grown organically without pesticides which is amazing to me since I was under the impression that you needed pesticides to keep insects away. Our previous insect problem seems to be under control. We used an organic pesticide on the few areas where we saw certain insects and it seems to be working. We used some of the wormbin compost on five plants that we planted in the front yard and have one more bucket to use on some late season transplants in the coming weeks. It continues to be a wonderful experience and I am glad to be a part of it.

Stace Van Rossum

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