Tracie Bettenhausen and Chris Gessele going after the beans.
Today a crew went out into the garden to focus on damage control.
The cucumbers, beans and peas are in prime “ignore-us-and-you’ll-regret-it” growing season. So gardeners searched out and plucked those three crops, plus some eggplant and one purple kohlrabi. In total, 39 pounds were harvested and delivered to the Abused Adult Resource Center. Jess May at the front desk says the women love getting fresh veggies and can always find new ways to cook them or nosh on them raw.
Jess May of Abused Adult Resource Center holds the gorgeous eggplant.
The eggplant, had we had a county fair to enter, we believe could be award-winning.
The South Dakota Rural Electric Youth Excursion visited Basin Electric Headquarters July 26, and decided to take an impromptu excursion to Basin’s Backyard Garden as well. The students are here to learn about energy generation and transmission, careers in the … Continue reading →
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. … Continue reading →
Noon hour brought a few clouds, saving today’s Basin’s Backyard Gardeners from full sun in the high heat and humidity. We harvested a really good variety today. Not a lot of most things, but signs of bountiful days to come. … 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 →
There were a lot of weeds to attack in Basin’s Backyard Garden. Over the weekend, Sheila Renner put a nice dent in the weedy population, but she raised the alarm: “… get the rest of the weeds under control.” So … 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 →
Erin Huntimer and Anine Lambert took on the important job of completing the Three Sisters Formation in Basin’s Backyard Garden June 16.
Last year was the first year we tried out that formation. Basically, once the corn is four inches tall, you plant the beans around the corn, and the squash between the corn stalks. Then, as they grow, the beans crawl up the corn and the squash keeps down the weeds. Learn more: Sowing Three Sisters formation in Basin’s Backyard Garden
Erin Huntimer and Anine Lambert finished sowing the Three Sisters Formation.