First ever kohlrabi harvest in Basin’s Backyard Garden

Thanks to a working sprinkler system, a nice heavy rain this week, and plentiful sun, Basin’s Backyard Garden vegetables are not wanting for moisture or sunshine.

That means everything is really taking off. On July 7, Sheila Brunner, Jill Steinwand and Chris Gessele harvested 14 pounds of radishes, lettuce, cilantro, basil and kohlrabi.

The kohlrabi has been especially exciting, since it’s our first time growing the vegetable. Our kohlrabi plants are very strong and robust, and when plucking them up off the ground, you feel quite successful.

The harvest this week went to Community Action Program Region VII. Annie Lindseth dropped off our goods, and reported back that this was Community Action’s first Hunger Free ND donation of the summer!

Kohlrabi in its natural habitat.

Kohlrabi in its natural habitat.

Jill Steinwand

Jill Steinwand took care of the kohlrabi… and then some weeds.

basil and cilantro

Rows of ready basil and cilantro.

Chris Gessele and Sheila Brunner

Chris Gessele and Sheila Brunner tackled the lettuce, cilantro and basil… and then tackled some weeds.

lettuce harvest

Lettuce harvest!

radish

Radish ready for plucking.

harvest

Two bags full of luscious produce.

Community Action Program Region VII

The woman at the front desk of Community Action Program Region VII didn’t want her photo taken, but she thought it might be helpful for volunteers to see the bread shelf there.

corn

Our corn has taken a hit from the wind and rain. Does anybody have an idea for propping these stalks up?

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