Friday, December 4th, 2015

End of the Season

The Lewisburg Community Garden finished up all of its operations on Thursday, December 3rd. After two straight days of rain, our volunteers came out in good numbers and pulled out all the remaining plants left for the year. A few of our friends from Lambda Chi Alpha at Bucknell were instrumental in helping us haul away all the excess green matter for composting.¬†Two of our volunteers helped us end our season extension efforts by harvesting all the remaining spinach, kale, lettuce, and carrots. In total, we harvested 17 pounds of carrots and another 14 pounds of kale to add to […]

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Monday, November 30th, 2015

Season Extension Trials

What a great month November¬†has been. Our first attempts at season extension have been more fruitful than we anticipated. Combined with a pleasant, unseasonably warm November, our season extension has allowed us to grow well beyond the end of the growing season and past Thanksgiving. Our spinach, kale, carrots, salad turnips, and lettuces survived some frigid overnight lows to see lots of sunshine and an average high of 58 degrees. We also planted onions and garlic to grow over winter under our low tunnels. With plenty of help from our volunteers, we constructed 6-25′ x 3′ low tunnels using frost-resistant […]

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