It did not rain at the Home Grown Garden last Saturday morning and four volunteers harvested more than 60 pounds of produce. We picked 40 pounds of tomatoes, 15 pounds of green beans, assorted peppers, a big bunch of carrots, two fennel bulbs, a few squash, and fewer giant okra. We donated the vegetables to Manna.
The beans on the trellis and the bush beans looked great although the leaves are still being eaten by bugs. We decided that there were enough beans to share with the rabbits and didn’t worry about stopping them. We had no time to do anything else except pick a few weeds, so there will be plenty to do this Saturday.
This is harvesting time and we will have more beans to pick, some tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, and a few surprises. The corn does not look good and may be a total loss this year. All the rain has challenged us in new and different ways.
Please come to help us harvest this Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 am. If you have never picked beans or squash we will show you how. Volunteers are welcome to take some of the produce for their personal use.
Bring drinking water; no sunscreen needed! Reminder: There is no bathroom at the garden.
Directions to the Home Grown Garden at Black Mountain Home
From Asheville, take I-40 East to Exit 59, Swannanoa. Turn left at the traffic light, and then right at the next light onto Highway 70. At the next traffic light turn left onto Whitson Ave and then right at the stop sign onto Old US 70. Follow this road for almost 2 miles to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Lake Eden Road. Look for the Garden sign before you get to the main entrance of the Home and turn right into the lower fields area near the stone silo.