Begin harvesting parsley when its 6-8 inches tall. The more often you harvest, the more leaves it will produce. Bunch it together about 2 inches above the soil. Cut it cleanly with a good garden scissors, not to close to the base. You want leaves remaining to perform photosynthesis. In about two weeks the stems […]
Chayote never met a fence it did not like or could not cover. The longest vines are well over 10 ft long. It’s amazing to believe it all started from one chayote fruit planted in early spring. Approximately six months later we are now harvesting the beginning of what appears to be a huge harvest. […]
Harvesting parsley on a regular basis will keep it from going to seed and ensure a steady supply. Being a great source for Vitamin A and Vitamin C be sure to include parsley in your favorite sauces and soups.
When harvesting Swiss chard remove the outer leaves and leave the smaller inner leaves intact for future growth. Swiss chard is a biennial which means it goes to seed after two years. Take good care of your crop and you can experience a very lengthy and productive growing season.
May not be many students around over the summer, but that hasn’t stopped our school gardens from performing. Corn is high, tomatoes are plump, cucumbers are fat, peppers are turning color, pole beans are still producing, and zucchinis are abundant. cherokee purple tomato Two recipes to utilize all this goodness are included below. 1) Black […]
Green beans (aka string beans or snap beans) are one of our earliest spring harvests. Seed to table is usually about 60 days. We are currently harvesting both bush beans and pole beans. The difference between the two being: bush beans mature all at once while pole beans mature over a longer period of time. […]