Hey friends! We had lots of stuff going on around the garden last weekend – thankfully it was a beautiful day to be outside! We’re still growing our veggies as big and healthy as we can for our annual CVG Picnic, where we’ll hold our CVG Vegetable Contest. This year it’s May 19th – just over a week to grow still!
In the meantime, we’re doing our best to keep the pests out, and really make these last few weeks count. Hand picking pests off our plants is a pretty easy and effective way to manage their populations, but at the end of our meeting, we still applied Organic Pyrethrum to our plants just to make sure. (These guys can be super sneaky.)
All the green (or flowering) and growing plants are all still looking great! Some beds might be ready to harvest their potatoes already and the tomatoes are coming along nicely.
My personal favorite, though, is the progress of our cucumbers:
^^How great do these look?!^^
We also had a few other chores around the garden to take care of – the volunteers helped harvest the ‘Bright Lights’ Swiss Chard from the research bed, and some of our young gardeners helped by watering the raspberry beds, the strawberries and the hops. Others helped by cutting vines, adding compost to established beds and cleaning out the shed.
That’s all we’ve got for now, friends. Make sure to check back next week to see how much progress our cucumbers have made!
**Special thanks to the Murphy and Yauger families for sharing their pictures**