Our beets this year were planted in a 1' row, staggered in a zig zag pattern to double our crop production. They were very happy to stretch their roots into that moist soil! While the sprinkler was turned on to give the beets and extra drink, it was time to check on the rest of the garden.
The strawberries are loving their new home and lots of green berries are appearing.
Kathy Luoma has stopped out at the garden to check on the tomato plants - they look amazing! These will be planted on June 2nd by the Jr. Master Gardening youth. They will also be planting the pumpkin patch on that day. The basil is doing very well in the widow box and the plants in the garden were also doing very well.
Lakeview Foundation has been a supporter of this Teaching Giving Garden. Their PowerUp program donated farmer "Chomp", their mascot, to stand at the corner of our property, spreading the news of healthy eating. We have road construction on Lavern Avenue, parallel to our solar panels, and Chomp was leaning forward and had to be straightened out. He is now ready to greet everyone driving by our garden when the road is completed!
The RCS Teaching Giving Garden is ready for the youth education lessons to begin! Tuesday, June 2nd, our first group, the Jr. Master Gardening Program will be out, followed by the tiny tots from "A Time for Me" daycare on Thursday, June 4th.
It is going to be a great year!