|Swiss Chard making a come back in the foreground,|
Asparagus in the middle
Bethlehem Monastery in the back
We also grew summer and winter squash, including a number of mystery volunteers, cucumbers for Sister Pia Marie’s pickling,
Swiss Chard that keeps coming back after you cut it, beets at the beginning the season, some tomatoes and eggplants (these last only moderately successful). Part of the fun of gardening is trying to figure out what you did right and what you did wrong. I suspect the soil was too acid for the tomatoes. Better luck next year! Now we are working at an experimental fall garden. Locals tell me it can be done in
So, we have broccoli and collards planted plus green beans with plans for some oriental greens for our Asian Sisters and zucchini for Sister Francis Maria’s freezing operation. She just could not get enough of the zucchini we planted in the summer. I am worried about the squash bugs, but we will see. Will keep you posted!