Community Garden: Operation Emergency Harvest


I have some sad news. This happened yesterday:

Community Garden 2014-09-08 Snow

SNOW. On September 8. Which is crazy (but not unheard of in these parts). Unfortunately, this meant that our already-short growing season got even shorter for our Community Garden. Which also meant Eric & I had to make the difficult decision to carry out ‘Operation Emergency Harvest’.

Community Garden 2014-09-08 Snow2

We felt harvesting a small amount of veggies was better than risking them all dying. The only veggies that were ready for picking were our grape tomatoes, basil, and mint. So we picked them. Sadly, we had to bid adieu to our adorable little orange peppers as they weren’t anywhere near ripe 😦 And as for our pathetic rose bush… well, it was already a lost cause so now we can just blame the snow instead of our terrible gardening skills.

Community Garden 2014-09-08 Harvest

We made the basil & grape tomatoes into the most glorious Bocconcini Salad to ever hit our tastebuds. And oh, was it ever g-l-o-r-i-o-u-s.

Community Garden 2014-09-08 Glorious Salad

I’m so proud we were able to grow this salad from the earth (except the cheese – you didn’t miss any posts, we didn’t secretly raise a cow for this). The salad was deeee-licious and satisfying.

Having said that, I think next summer we may just stick to the grocery store. It’s so much less stressful, and the pros are much better at growing yummy veggies for the world to enjoy. I think I’ll just stick to my day job (or find a new hobby to embarrass myself doing).


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