Thursday, August 22, 2013
Our Community Veggie Bowl Over-Floweth!
It's the season of harvest on Vancouver Island, and with our abundant gardens, there's loads to share. It's hard to leave a friend's house without having to take a zucchini!
Even local businesses will have a box of squashes - and the ever-prolific zucchinis - outside their door, with a "Free to a good home" sign on it.
At Pacific Gardens, we all share in the bounty - lettuces, cucumbers, zucchinis, squash, berries of all kinds - with beets and tomatoes soon to come.
One of our young Mums, Tanis, recently sent this message out to us all. I just love it, because it so beautifully illustrates what our community is like.
I've left my giant steel salad bowl on the dining room table and labelled it the "Community Veggie Bowl" to share with everyone. Most of the veggies are coming out of the Community Garden. I have to thank all the fine folks who are working hard in the community garden who continue to work hard up for everyone to share, and most especially thank Carla for her patience and understanding that I am indeed a half-assed gardener.....hahaha, ;)
Carla is my garden hero who waters all the plants to make sure they grow big and strong so we can harvest our veggies for all to share. I barely water my own garden, so thank you Carla, you make those squashes grow big!!!
Please check the big bowl for goodies from the garden, I try to share the surplus every few days, and if you have any surplus to share from your garden (are we tired of zucchini and cucumbers yet? teeheehee!) please add it to the bowl to share! :)
Has anyone tried the mystery squash yet? have we decided what it is? or is it some funky hybrid? There are many more growing so I hope they're edible! :)
Thanks all, it's a huge pleasure spending time in the garden, sharing growing tips, laughing, and inspiring one another with seeds and dreams of next years harvest. I feel so fortunate!
Verily, our community veggie bowl over-floweth at Pacific Gardens!