I stopped by all but one of the gardens this week to see what they looked like at the end of the season. Below you will find a little bit of information and pictures on each.
Harvard Gulch Park Garden
This garden is one of the larger GLC gardens and is still producing a decent amount of fruits and vegetables. The back of the garden is full of tomato plants that are working on ripening while the middle of the bed has squash, chard, and pepper plants. The pepper plants are not putting out a lot of fruit anymore and most of the beets at the front of the garden have been harvested.
This bed has a small amount of produce left and will be taken out on October 14th. The process should take about 25 minutes if 5 volunteers get involved, so email Barbara with your available times on that date if you are looking to devote some time to GLC. The garden is mostly putting out tomatoes at this point, but it is still producing some squash, chard, and a few ears of corn.
This was my first visit to this garden and I was quite impressed at the size and heartiness of the beds (not to mention the great view)! There are a lot of peppers and some corn that are ready to be harvested. The tomato and eggplant are still maturing, but there is a good amount of both left on the plants.
It always excites me to check out what is going on at this garden. It puts out a lot of produce for the space, with a nice variety. The squash, jalapenos, and chard are still prominent throughout the garden. The tomatoes are slowing down a little, but there is still some ripening on the vine.
My favorite thing about this garden is the smell of basil as you get close. The garden is about finished, but there is still a little bit of chard, onion, and pepper left. The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be taking this garden out on October 5th, around 6:30 p.m, if you are interested in helping. There is still time for you to get involved with Grow Local Colorado!