Garden thriving despite the heat
Oct. 11, 2011
An update on the Southminster garden from Chef Kris Reid. Reach her here.
The light over the garden has been changing right along with the season that is upon us. In the mornings when I drive into work, I take the ‘long road’, around the building, where I like to wave to Mr. Reid walking his dog and look out over our garden. The autumn sun has created pockets of shadows, and over the course of the day the garden does not receive the abundant light it once had during the summer.
Currently, in the garden, we are growing collards, kale, escarole, arugula, green leaf lettuce, beets, late season tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.
If you have been to the garden recently or to the entrance of the formal dining room you will know the fate of my beloved Jack-The-Great-Pumpkin. He was, along with his two smaller compadres, harvested by Chef Greg last week. Thanks to Vivian Randol for making such a lovely display with them. They will be taking compliments and soft pats until the end of October when they will be shared between our kitchen and Friendship Trays. I was thinking a pumpkin soup the first week of November is in order!
Finally, I will be in the garden on October 20th, around 10:30 a.m. for an hour to do some clean up and harvest sweet potatoes. I know that this creates a conflict for those that attend art class but unfortunately I do not have another opportunity to get to the sweet potatoes before the frost. Looking forward to seeing you out there if you can make it!
If you would like to do some work in the garden at any other time, please feel free. We need to pull the zania, pull weeds and harvest sweet potatoes. Thank you for your continued support and love for our garden!
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