Thursday, August 08, 2013

SPROUT Garden Update, week of August 5th


A perfectly healthy and beautiful eggplant
Things have begun winding up as the season is nearly in full swing. The turnips, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, and many others have begun to fully mature. All of them taste incredible, to our delight. The tomatoes are sweet and flavorful, as they are vine ripened rather than sprayed with chemical solutions as you'd find in supermarket tomatoes.  There really isn't any comparison. Also, the eggplants are
Purple string bean flowers
giant and pristine—also no chemicals! Honestly, the thing we are most proud of is the fact that we produce all-natural organic foods. The microbiology of the soil and the booming insect population take care of most of the 'issues' for us.

Awhile back, a passerby asked if what we grow in the garden is exclusively vegetables. Not anymore! We officially have cantaloupes the size of softballs growing throughout the garden. Their vines are spilling outside of the enclosed beds as if they weren't even there. That's the same story for the squash, zucchini, and cucumber. Their vines extend outward inches a day. It's really quite impressive.

Cantaloupe vines sprawled out everywhere!
In other news, the hoop house has been fitted with new raised beds, and other greenhouse furniture is in the works. The greenhouse plastic is also soon to be fitted, but more on that to come! From all of us, we thank you for your continued support. Swing by the garden any time to see our progress!