The combination of cooler than normal temps and not much rain the past week has cut back on production a little. Our sandy soil needs rain (so we began watering again) and our tomatoes need warm evenings. Still, we were able to harvest a little for the local food pantry today.
Volunteers (3) harvest almost 60 lbs. from the Palestine Community Garden Sunday evening. When we delivered to the local food pantry it was great to see vegetables from other gardens around the community being shared as well!
The heat did a real number on our tomatoes, but hopefully most will come out of it. We have one patch that is just now beginning to produce. These plants include a couple of cherry tomatoes and there are literally 100s of little, green fruit about to turn! And our pole beans are getting close to harvest.
We had some issues with the water well this morning and since it supposed to be in the mid-90s again today we decided that might be a priority. In spite of that we were still able to get a few bags of produce picked and delivered to the local food pantry. Green beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, and a cantaloupe!
A few families from the food pantry have begun coming to the garden and picking their own vegetables … YEAH!
Of course we have no way of recording & reporting what they harvest, but we’re OK with that! 😀