More than a hill of beans

We were very productive in Basin’s Backyard Garden today. As each volunteer filed in, they picked a crop to harvest and picked and picked and picked.

The cucumbers are just getting into their prime ripening time, as are the beans. We had three people picking beans at one point, and we know the plants will just keep producing. So. Many. Tasty. Nutrients.

The basil plants are a thing of beauty, and if we could pin a medal on the chest of the swiss chard, we would.

Jill Steinwand came through like a vegetable-picking-vortex, and photographic evidence wasn’t available after the time of the harvest.

Gardeners picked 55.4 pounds of garden produce today: lettuce, basil, parsley, eggplant, banana peppers, bell peppers, beets, beet greens, beans, peas, kohlrabi, cucumbers and swiss chard.

Amanda Dvorak took the bags of tasty treats to the Salvation Army. Dvorak says the attendants were grateful to see the veggies come in, and told her everything would be gone by tonight. A woman even started going through the produce while Dvorak was still there.

Basin’s Backyard Garden exists to help fill a need in our community, and we’re happy we can help lighten the load even a little.

Great group of gardeners.

Great group of gardeners.

Terri Schuette picked more than a hill of beans.

Terri Schuette picked more than a hill of beans.

Tammy Langerud and Sheila Renner picking beans.

Tammy Langerud and Sheila Renner picking beans.

Beans.

Beans.

The beans are climbing the corn in the Three Sisters Formation, as it's supposed to!

The beans are climbing the corn in the Three Sisters Formation, as they’re supposed to!

Big bag of basil.

Big bag of basil.

See how brussels sprouts grow. Isn't this fabulous?!?!?

See how brussels sprouts grow. Isn’t this fabulous?!?!?

Celery is coming along.

Celery is coming along.

Lindsey DeKrey and some excellent eggplant.

Lindsey DeKrey and some excellent eggplant.

Erin Huntimer searching for hidden cucumbers.

Erin Huntimer searching for hidden cucumbers.

Lori Leier doing the heavy lifting.

Lori Leier doing the heavy lifting.

Little pumpkin.

Little pumpkin.

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