So finally I didn’t have to water the garden today.
It has been so hot the last few days.
I’m glad we prepared for the heat by watering each day before the heat wave.
The garden has exploded a few volunteers came to help weed. Thank you!
I was almost ready to give up, the weeds and grass were taking over.
If you have the room, grow an extra row or two and take the extra food to a shelter near you.
Most shelters get non perishables, fresh food is always welcomed.
Have a great day
So it appears that the garden Is going to do well.
We picked a load of kale and then turned that plot into cooking pumpkins.
Here are a few photos of the farm.
Oh and meet the newest addition to the farm… “Crazy Dave”
We harvested about half of our back kale crop this morning.
We filled ten 30 gallon bags in about 1 hour. Kale is so easy to pick when it’s coming out to clear the patch for the next crop. We simply pulled the whole plant, gave a twist and separated the leafy tops from the roots and stems, then the leaves go in the bag and the rest goes to compost.
We put all the bags in the back of the truck and headed to the Joseph House in Salisbury, Maryland.
Joseph House Crisis Center
The Crisis Center provides emergency and on-going assistance for individuals and families in need. It opened in 1984 to serve the poor from the Lower Shore counties of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.
The fresh food we bring is always appreciated. They provide food to roughly 1200 people every month!
They even grow a small garden too!
One of the perks of letting a neighbor farmer continue his crop across my unused land…
Every time it gets too dry he waters his crop and our garden.
I can’t imagine the amount of food that could be grown here.
And how many hungry people could be feed!
Just what gardening we do is overwhelming at times.
Maybe some day!
Wow things are coming along well!
In the photos you will see I planted squash, string beans and corn in the same row. This is called the Three Sisters Method.
The corn is for the string bean to climb and the squash shades out most of the grass.
I am fighting a grass problem now and the radishes and carrots need to be thinned out!
More kale was delivered but as you can see but there is another whole plot to pull of kale!
We already have eggplants that are roughly 3 inches long!
The bell pepper plants are coming in nicely too, today’s heat should really be awesome for them!
This is the start of the 2014 season.
This is also our second year and I can say we are going to produce more this year.
Total we have thirteen acres but trying to grow it all would be overwhelming.
Our neighbor farmer next house down the street farms the rest.
Back in the day the all this land was a horse farm!
Here are a few photos from the start I will post more photos as we grow!
Already we have taken over 20 bags of kale to the Joseph House in Salisbury, Maryland and another 20 bags of kale to friends and family 🙂
Finally got the time to build a website to hopefully inspire others to do the same, grow an extra row for the hungry.
This is our second season.
I hope we can do as good or better but there are only two of us with some occasional help.
Please join in and share your thoughts.
Please grow an extra row and take it to a shelter they need fresh food.
So many eat canned salty food most of all they receive is non perishables.
Have a great day
Paul n Trina