We had our biggest harvest yet this year in Basin’s Backyard Garden – 173 pounds of beets, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, swiss chard, eggplant, beans, celery, zucchini, onions, carrots and peppers. In exciting news, we harvested the first beans we’ve grown … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Today was sort of a last-minute, get-er-done kind of day. Since the hand-watering was coming to an end due to a temporary sprinkler system installed, volunteers had been taking a breather. But today we finally got the mulch spread out … Continue reading
Basin’s Backyard Garden was blessed to have several days of rain following planting day May 26. Normally, we don’t depend so much on the rain because we have a sprinkler system set on our own zone.
This year, with construction and landscaping, we knew the sprinkler system wouldn’t be in place by the time we needed to plant. The rain kept us in the green for a good week.
But on June 3, after a few rainless days, we decided we’d better water the plants to keep them healthy. Gallon jugs and strong arms brought the plants a nice drink. Plus, we’re happy to see a bunch of little sprouts are coming up from the seeds!
Monday morning’s check presentation to the BisMan Community Food Co-op was a chance for employees to get a look at Basin’s Backyard Garden.
Local news captured the presentation right between the cabbage and the beans.
KXMB CBS 12: Food co-op gets big check
KFYR TV: Basin Electric donates $50,000 to food cooperative
Learn more about the food co-op’s capital campaign at bismanfoodcoop.com/capital-campaign/
Happy to report Basin’s Backyard Garden didn’t suffer too much as a result of this weekend’s storms. The tomato buckets were thrown around, but didn’t cause damage.
As for the crops, things are doing well. The only crop that didn’t come up was the celery (other than the celery plants). Strange, but not a big setback.
Below, some quick videos done by Tracie Bettenhausen this morning, and pictures as well.
We stopped down by the garden to get a look at how the crops are coming along. Crops are popping up! And it appears some garden elves have been taking care of the weeds. Here are some photos showing the … Continue reading
We had helpers to get the 2015 Basin’s Backyard Garden planted! First graders from Highland Acres Elementary got some dirt under their nails, right along with Basin Electric employees. Michaela Weigel, Highland Acres first grade teacher, saw that Basin Electric … Continue reading
There are several vegetables still growing and thriving in Basin’s Backyard Garden. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see them.
But the star of the garden these days are the pumpkins.
There are about 15 of them in various stages of growth. Some are large and in charge, orange as a setting sun. Some are imiature and green, more of a gourd than a pumpkin.
Basin Electric garden volunteers will soon vote on what to do with the beauties. For now, consider stopping by the garden for a look at the magical little pumpkin patch.
Volunteers will be getting out into the garden again this week. Everything is flourishing… so much so that the back half of the garden feels quite jungly. We went out and snapped some photos.