It’s finally starting to be harvest time. We’ve had little bits trickling in, but today we actually had enough to get really excited! Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and beans are all producing nicely.
Mostly it’s sweet million cherry tomatoes, but there were a few glacier tomatoes too. The cucumbers seem to have appeared out of nowhere. The peppers probably would’ve gotten bigger, but we wanted to eat them! Both our purple and green beans are flowering and producing beans, so we should have several weeks of nice productive bean plants starting right now.
Ryan’s garden is also doing well (mostly). He continues to pick carrots. This is the biggest one he’s found yet, and boy was he excited.
Community Garden Plot Dispute Update
So I found out what happened with the garden plot over at the community garden. On Saturday I went to plant lettuce, summer squash and carrots over at the community garden where my plot had been tilled up and discovered that more of it had been tilled. It looked like one of the plots next to me had been tilled as well, so I looked up the individual and went to talk to him after finding his address online.
It turns out that the community garden office accidentally sent out letters to two people saying that they both had plot 32. The gardener who had it a previous year had actually been moved to another plot and all the other papers that had gone out indicated that he was supposed to be in a different plot, except this one letter. The office had made a phone call to let him know about the mix up, but he hadn’t returned their call, and ended up tilling my plot.
I went over to the office this morning and it looks like everything should be resolved now. The other gardener had only planted his garden a few weeks ago and was about to start on my plot, so he should still get to plant in his correct plot without too severe of a delay. The community garden office said they’d refund my plot fee for the year since their mix up played a part in my plot getting tilled — I thought that was pretty nice of them.
So, with any luck I should get some carrots and summer squash still, even if I won’t get as many beans and peas as I had hoped.