Lots going on in the Militant Community Garden. Things are really moving along.
We harvested broccoli last weekend.
The beets keep coming and it's hard to keep up with them.
We have a million strawberries, and I have already baked 2 cakes & muffins with them. I can't keep up with them either.
This is the BEST cake in case you haven't made it yet.
Rainbow Chard is plentiful and we have our first tomatoes, though still green, they look promising.
We have potato beetles destroying the leaves of the potato plants, and not really sure what to do about it, but I will leave that to my husband, the pest destroyer (remember it is an organic garden, no pesticides please).
Carrots will be coming up next week, and yes, this is a real photo of the crazy carrot love we picked on Sunday!
We are having a late crop of radishes (which are usually early spring).
For appetizers, I made these simple radish snacks.
Cut a slice into the center of very cold French breakfast radishes, and spread a very thin slice of your favorite butter inside.
Sprinkle on some Maldon salt and open some wine.
Many of you have asked why I haven't posted any militant emails from the Militant Community Garden lately.
Well, they fired the passive aggressive 50 year old garden manager who lives at home with his parents and wears tie dye shirts and drives an 80's Camaro and thinks he is still in high school.
I am glad in one way that he is gone, however, now the entertainment has stopped.
Well, just when you thought it was safe to pick the tomatoes.................
"We seem to be making great strides with the dumpster and there doesn't seem to be any more trash in the dumpster (which is a good thing) but there seems to be garbage and recyclables in every empty container in the garden. There's a phrase they use at most National Parks which is "Pack It IN - Pack It Out" which means whatever you bring in you take home. I have attached a picture of a sign I took when we were in Hawaii on vacation and the idea is the same.
When I was in the garden earlier today one of the volunteers pointed out a snake to me in plot 3. I took a picture of it and confirmed that it is an Eastern Garter Snake and although it is not poisonous most snakes may bite if they feel threatened (so just leave it alone because it will hurt if it bites you). I attached a description for any of you who may be interested.
Lastly, there are still people parking too close to the wood chip pile and making it hard for people to get in and out of the garden. When you come in the driveway there should be no one parked in the path from the drive by the silo to the main gate (there should be at least 20 feet from the wood chips to the closest parked car). There should also be no one (without the proper tags) parking in either of the 2 handicap spots to the left of the gate.
We have been trying to keep the email to all to a minimum but these items seem to be on going issues that needed to be addressed."
See, I knew they couldn't keep quiet. :)
10 hours ago