Jul 30th, 2014 by Brian Vick
by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
One day’s yield from the Community Kitchen Garden. The turnips were grown in the Children’s Garden by Heather Veneziano.
The Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden is nearing the summer peak, and we thought you would enjoy seeing some examples of what we’re growing this year. Current yield: 2,100 lbs. (supporting 8,400 meals for FeedMore). And we couldn’t have done it without the nearly 300 volunteers who have worked in the garden this summer including individuals, families and corporate teams.
Clockwise from upper left: Slicing tomatoes, King Richard leeks, Red Long of Tropea onions, Crookneck squash (don’t they look like ducks?) with Dunja and Gold Rush zucchini.
Clockwise from upper left: Granadero Roma tomatoes with Jumbo flat pod and Provider round pod green beans, Giant of Italy parsley, Bright Lights Swiss chard, Carmen sweet Italian pepper.
Clockwise from upper left: Various cucumbers, Red Pontiac potatoes, Earliglow strawberries, Tango celery.
Clockwise from upper left: Windsor Fava beans, eggplant (the variety is in question – was supposed to be “Classic Bell” but has Sicilian characteristics), Red Velvet okra, Sugar sprint peas.