Summertime in the Upper Garden

This summer, from late March through early September, a plethora of produce was grown in the Upper Garden. From lettuce varieties and sugar snap peas to radishes and purple carrots, many robust harvests were reaped.

The organic garden managers learned a lot about plant needs. Some plants, like greens, fair better when grown in shaded areas. When watered too infrequently, basil can be a good indicator of dry soils. By paying attention to certain plants, we gathered a sense of their specific characteristics and requirements for optimal growth. This proved to be an important factor in successfully growing and regenerating crops over the hot summer months.

Complete list of summertime produce:

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Beets
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Radishes
  • Carrot Varieties
  • Arugula
  • Potatoes
  • Basil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Collard Greens

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