The garden is off to a productive start for the summer 2015 season! The beds are fully planted (with the exception of the winter squash and pumpkins) and the veggies have been growing in the garden for a few weeks. The weather has been cool and rainy which has encouraged all of the plants to pop! This year the garden is blooming with cucumbers, tomatoes, kale, lettuce, broccoli, eggplant, peppers, bok choy, kholrabi, beans, basil, and more. We caught a few pesky bunnies who were getting a little too fat (see photo). We also installed a new hoop house this spring which has been put to use as a home for new tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. There have been some troubles which the drip line irrigation system which will hopefully be resolved soon.
For the past few weeks coordinators Erin Brennan ’15 and Logan Carbaugh ’16 have been managing the garden. They are anticipating the arrival of the 2015 Heston Interns who will start June 8th. The first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares will be ready on Wednesday, June 3. This year 20 families are participating in the community garden .They come to the Painted Turtle Farm every Monday evening from 6-8pm. Feel free to join at that time to tour the farm, work or just enjoy the community spirit! Our first potluck of the season will be Monday, June 8 at 6pm.