Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Garden Talk: Mid-summer crops are flourishing

by Marisol Novak, Food Bank Garden coordinator

Knee-high broccoli plants
This week at Department of Ecology’s Food Bank garden in Lacey, Washington, the vegetables are maturing rapidly. Last week’s showers followed by warm and sunny weather have allowed the crops to flourish. Broccoli plants are knee-high, while the beets and lettuce have already been harvested.

In case you’re wondering where all the food goes, all the produce grown in the garden is donated to the Thurston County Food Bank. Department of Ecology staff are welcomed to volunteer in the garden on their lunch breaks and after work. Come visit us in the garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm.

Here are some vegetable varieties already harvested this summer:

55 pounds of lettuce.

Over 100 pounds of beets.

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