It's hard to believe that August has already arrived, though the heat wave and hazy skies (from forest fires in interior British Columbia) have hit us as only mid-summer can.
The garden is also letting us know that it's summer. We cut our teeth on the early season crops - radishes, arugula, peas - and now the 'hot season' crops are starting to do their thing.
As organizers, we are starting to feel like we've hit our stride. Every Sunday we have a small but enthusiastic group of volunteers who clean, weed, build and water the garden and then go home with an ever-growing assortment of vegetables. Here are some of the hauls we've gotten so far:
|May 21 - I think this was our first harvest! Kale, arugula, and some green garlic (our garlic was planted very closely together and we wanted to thin it out a bit!)|
|June 4 - Radishes, lavender, sage, arugula, and some nemophilia (also known as 'baby blue eyes', a delicious flower in a salad!)|
|June 25 - this is where our berries went wild! Raspberries, strawberries, as well as kale, lots more edible flowers (more nemophilia as well as nasturtiums), more sage and peas!|