Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Our Vegetable Garden Curators battled squash bugs and flea beetles this year.  They use organic not chemical controls, but in the end the pests won.  The plants were pulled and pumpkins have been planted in their place.  The hot banana peppers and 'Maria di Chioggia' squash(pictured) are still doing fine.

Over the summer growing season tomatoes, beans, squash, lemon cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini were harvested.  This year 65 pounds of our produce was donated to:
*Joy Soup Kitchen Food Bank
*Share the Bounty Food Kitchen (Simpson)
*First Born Community Development Center (Grimesland)
*Farmville Soup Kitchen

The Curators are busy planning a fall/winter garden with greens, lettuce, and carrots grown from seed.

Here is an article to get you started on a FALL VEGETABLE GARDEN.
Photos by D. Strathy