It's been more than a month since many helpful hands came together to clear and plant the Edible Kent beds. All of our produce and beneficial plants are coming along nicely.
Today, we gathered at the beds again for some general maintenance. The weeds have really enjoyed our amended soil, so had to be dealt with. Some of the plants were also ready to be harvested. We picked kale, rainbow chard, and onions. The kale and chard are great to harvest, since you only need to pick a couple leaves and keep the plant intact to produce more. Some of the onions were pulled as they seemed very eager to get out of the ground and onto the plate.
This has been such a great learning experience so far and we really appreciate our volunteers. Your hard work has made this vision and initiative possible.
|Our Sunday Harvest to Share with Volunteers. :)|
Outside of the harvesting and weeding, we did notice a few missing plants that were pulled out altogether. These may have been a weeding accidents, or someone who just didn't know that most of the plants in our beds don't need to be pulled to be properly harvested. The dandelion greens, for example, can be picked one leaf at the time. Leaving the plant to produce more for others to use. Our thyme was also missing. This is another plant that can simply be plucked, one at a time, allowing others to enjoy. There are only a couple plants that are harvested by one big pull and those are the onions, the celeriac, and the fennel (which aren't ready to harvest yet). Everything else can be harvested one leaf at a time. We understand that this is a learning experience for everyone involved, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist. :) Other than a couple (minor) hiccups, the beds really do look amazing, the plants are healthy and we owe this success to your support. Thank you! x