Sharing a few shots of some of the crates of produce we’ve picked in the last two weeks. Our gardens grow organic produce for Birch Community Services, and volunteers come twice a week to learn about gardening, harvest and do a little weeding with me. It’s still early in the year, but there is a fair amount to pick.
The herbs are loving the warm weather! Lavender is a high-value crop, and we grow a lot of it – 6 edible varieties as well as 3 types of Spanish lavender for the bees. This time of year, all of our 8 varieties of mint are producing heavily, too.
We have three varieties of rhubarb – 9 plants total – so we pick quite a bit of rhubarb every Monday and Friday this time of year. In the winter, I frequently give volunteers crown divisions so they can start their own rhubarb patches.
Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. This afternoon is dedicated to mulch-spreading, which is just as necessary a job as picking produce, if less glamorous. I know I’m looking forward to volunteers coming to help harvest first thing tomorrow morning.