Sep 29th, 2012

Cole Crop Capstone

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator

Planting is now complete for the 2012 Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden cole crops. A diverse and energetic group of volunteers came to the garden on Saturday, September 22 and completed the planting of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
September 1 marked the first day of planting the cole crops (Brassicas) – two weeks earlier than last year – and planting took three weeks. That’s because the 2012 count of plants is overall much larger than last year (2011 counts shown in parentheses): Cabbage 255 (45), Cauliflower 306 (125), Broccoli 280 (250). That’s because we hope to double the year-over-year fall yield from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds – all to assist FeedMore’s feeding programs.
2012 Community Kitchen Garden year-to-date production is 9,543 lbs.

If you’d like to help, HandsOn Greater Richmond has a volunteer sign-up for Saturday morning work sessions.

A productive crew… can you tell they had fun?

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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