Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tuesday, 4/12/11

Tuesday at 9:30 PM Bruce harvested the following produce from the Garden of Grace for the Open Heart Kitchen (the Garden s located about 200 feet from the kitchen in the Asbury UMC Fellowship Hall):

10 primary heads (4 lbs) of Goliath Broccoli were harvested from B2 (5 heads were 3" to 4" in diameter and the rest were from 2 to 3 inches in diameter (the primary heads from the harvest the prior week were larger (from 4 to 5 inches in diameter). (3 lbs) of secondary heads and a few leaves were also harvested from B2.  In beds AB7 and AB8, 6 primary heads of Goliath broccoli from 2" to 3" in diameter (1.5 lbs), and secondary efflorescences from 8 plants from 1/2" to 1-1/2" diameter (1.3 lbs) were harvested.

2 grocery bags of spinach leaves (5 lbs) were harvested off the small patch on A5.

33 heads of Red Sail Lettuce (10" to 12" in diameter) and 18 heads of Romaine Lettuce were harvested from the Auxiliary Garden at Marks home. The Romaine lettuce was a miniature study in the effect of micro climates and demonstrated: 1) edge effect (smaller plants, 2) full sun (large heads), 3) adequate shade (largest heads), 4) too much shade, (smallest heads).

Pictures taken of lettuce protected under row cover show healthy plants unaffected by frost.

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