August was a slow month for the community gardens because it was a very busy month for our other projects. The plants in each plot continued to flourish and grow and appreciated out usual watering schedule maintenance. Aside from that, there were no large volunteer events in August with the community gardens. Still, the harvest was upon us and the vegetables harvested were distributed to nearby families in need, friends that have worked in the gardens, and the community food bank and soup kitchen.
The armory plot’s tomato forest began to slowly ripen into a rainbow of delicious heirlooms. Among the fruits harvested were purple grape tomatoes, yellow pear, red pear, red cherry, yellow cherry, Cherokee Purple, and many more varieties. The peppers also began to demonstrate their diversity as each pepper that grew began to turn various colors such as red, green, yellow, orange, and even some purple!
The gardens were dry in August, but September already promises plenty of rain and hopefully a harvest potluck with it!