Happy Tuesday Folks!
What a beautiful summer we have been having here in the island! Everyone tells me that last year was even warmer but we weren’t here, remember? This is hands-down the best Newfoundland summer I ever experience in my 11 years in the province. My 2 raised raised-beds are doing great. The kale has been used for smoothies, chips, soups, salads, you name it! It is so bountiful that even the slugs have not been able to make much damage. The lettuce and chard are also growing but at a slower pace, little tomatoes are starting to make an appearance, and the tomatillo and pepper plants are filled with flowers. A second sowing was done last week and I am hoping for mizuna, arugula, and radishes early in the fall.
However, this is nothing compared to what I found at the Rabittown Community Garden on Sunday. Plenty of ripe tomatoes, green beans, peas, carrots, onions, beets, and the list could go on! This was Samuel’s first visit to the community garden and he loved running around the grass, “helping” with the watering, and eating green beans like they were chips. The Rabittown Community Garden is a lovely space run by passionate individuals and it is all fenced in so it is ideal for little children to be running around freely. I will surely be sharing more photos of future bounties but if you have a chance, stop by and see what these folks are doing. The Rabbittown Community Garden is located off Graves Street and they meet on Wednesdays (6 pm – 8:30 pm) and Sundays (12 pm – 3 pm).
Have a wonderful week! Make it count!