We made a brief visit to our community garden last week. It had been at least three weeks since we’d last visited due to packing our house every free moment we had.
I was secretly hoping for a last hurrah of tomatoes and green beans, but nothing but a few cherry tomatoes remained. So, we pulled out the plants…
It was not a very bountiful garden, but we produced about four or five pounds of cucumbers and three or four pounds of tomatoes for donation. Most of it went to the community food pantry, Caring Hands.
Others in the community garden struggled, too. When I talked with a few who visited for watering, they couldn’t get over the weeds and the wet at the beginning of the season. The extreme dry all through July made it a struggling crop for them, too. A lot of tomato plants just looked sad this year. The cucumbers did pretty good though, and I think back to our awesome zucchini plant that produced the three pounder and several other large ones. We liked that!