Friday, August 30, 2013

Season 2013

Hello. Garden 2013 began late winter/early spring but we have been unable to blog regularly because of technical difficulties. Those difficulties have been fixed so we can resume blogging. With the help of John Cannizzo and his team we built a greenhouse in the winter off season. This year we have a team of 10 which is larger than our team size in previous years. Both gardens are growing nicely. This year some of the plants we have planted are cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard, stevia, sunflowers, amaranth, watermelon, lemon verbana, sage, beets, sorrel, carrots, basil, fennel, okra, sweet peppers, cosmos, squash, cantelope, mustard greens, purple beans, sugar snap peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes, corn, arugula, celery, and cilantro. Our perennials are marigold, lavender, roses and black eyed Susan. Our trees are fig and peach. So far our culinary activities have been watermelon soup, fried cheese, baked peaches with hazelnuts, sorrel tea, fig preserves, watermelon smoothies, baked kale chips, cherry tomato and fried cheese kebabs and quinoa. We have made plans to make ketchup, pickles and homemade pizza. The season is going well and now more workers are working in the garden.
                                          (Greenhouse frame)
                                         (John Cannizzo and his team at work)
                                         (John Cannizzo and his team at work)
                                         (Greenhouse in early spring)
                                         (Pat Callahan and Johnny in greenhouse)
                                                    (Okra seedlings)
                                          (Tomato seedlings)
                                                   (Johnny making paths)
                                                   (111 St. in Spring)

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