The Garden at Oswegatchie School is a sustainable organic garden where children get a hands on experience learning where their food comes from while developing an appreciation and respect for nature. The Garden will be a learning center to teach gardening as well as incorporating art, music, literature, math and science. It is a place where children are encouraged to join in and participate in the process of creating, developing and maintaining the garden!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

July 28, 2013

Haven't been to the Garden in a couple of days because it was raining daily and didn't figure there was much else to do. We were pleasantly surprised by the harvest we got today. We picked about 2 pounds each of string beans and tomatoes. We also harvested our first peppers. While the peppers, tomatoes and corn are getting ready to produce and abundant harvest, we are just about done with string beans and yellow squash. Very soon we will start planting our winter garden to include collards, kale, carrots, beets, lettuce, radish, and chard. Within the next couple of days some butternuts will be ready to harvest since we planted them so early. While we are extremely pleased with the recent harvests we are disheartened to find petty vandalism in the Garden. It takes a low person to steal from children especially when the items taken result in the destruction of plants. Someone has stolen some tomato stakes and the clips that secured them to the plants causing some of the plants to be damaged when they fell over. All I can say is "really people?" Anyway, enjoy some recent photo updates.

Bountiful butternut!

This one and a couple others almost ready!

Non-GMO  corn reaching for the sky

tassels mean the ears are developing

We need to add more soil to the bed of corn after heavy rains washed some away. Either that or it's deciding to walk away.

This lettuce will be available for pick up on Monday 7/29

beautiful tiger swallowtail we've seen flitting about

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