Yesterday, we had our third largest harvest ever in Basin’s Backyard Garden!! Our largest harvest ever was on Aug. 26, 2015, weighing in at 164.8 pounds. Our second largest harvest ever was Sept. 22, 2016, weighing in at 164.6 pounds. … Continue reading
The Basin’s Backyard Gardeners harvested 118 pounds in the garden today – potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini to beat the bank. We weighed the two largest zucchini on their own – and they weighed 10 pounds. Wow! Amanda … Continue reading
We had a gorgeous wind-and-heat-free morning to harvest in Basin’s Backyard Garden. We took 68.5 pounds of swiss chard, tomatoes, kohlrabi, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini. We forgot to get a photo of the harvest (darn it!) so we made … Continue reading
WHAT A HARVEST in Basin’s Backyard Garden this morning.
We got out there before the heat came on, and harvested 107 pounds of kohlrabi, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, swiss chard, eggplant, peas, beans, peppers, and beets.
The garden looks great this year, although weeds continue to rear their ugly heads.
We took the harvest to Community Action Program Region VII. They had us bring today’s load around back because it was a little bit larger, and it was easier to sort out all the veggies before bringing them to the front to sit on the bread shelf. Brian Jensen takes care of maintenance, unloading, sorting, lots of things at Community Action. We asked him if people tend to like certain vegetables more than others, and he said they’re so happy for everything they get. He said, “I know it all goes.”
Here’s to hoping our Basin Electric-grown produce brightens a few family’s weekends.
Our dedicated gardeners held a Basin’s Backyard Garden harvest July 26, and donated the produce to Ministry on the Margins. Lori Goetzfridt, Angela Magstadt, and Chris Gessele harvested 22.6 pounds of kohlrabi, swiss chard, zucchini, beans, eggplants, and cucumbers. Kelsey … Continue reading
It would’ve been hard to order up a more perfect day for harvesting fresh vegetables in Basin’s Backyard Garden. Temperatures are in the low 80s, and there is a slight breeze. Lori Goetzfridt and Chris Gessele harvested 30 pounds of … Continue reading
On July 13, we harvested 38 pounds of swiss chard, kohlrabi, and zucchini. We donated the luscious produce to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Cafe. Mark Meier was excited to use the veggies. Garden volunteer Angela Magstadt was excited Mark knew what … Continue reading
So, we’ve been doing a lot of weeding and preventing of future weeds in Basin’s Backyard Garden this year. The last couple of years, weeds have done a real number on us, so we’re getting out ahead of the pests. … Continue reading
This year, we’re trying something different to control weeds. Instead of endless hours of chopping and pulling weeds, we are going to suffocate them out with grass clippings. The Basin Electric facilities staff is bringing us grass after they mow, … Continue reading
Some Basin’s Backyard Gardeners took their afternoon break to do some weeding. Temperatures are in the mid-70s, and the soil is soft from last night’s 1-inch rainfall, so conditions couldn’t have been better for the back-breaking labor.