Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers Galore: The Pea Patch in August

Pea Patch August 2015 squash

Squash at the Pea Patch. Photo by Charlie Keck.

 

Written by Panorama resident Judy Murphy. August 2015

What can 90 gardeners produce on a plot at the Panorama Pea Patch?  You name it, we grow it!  From apples to zucchini, our gardens are bursting with beauty and bounty.  Despite the heat this summer, or in some cases because of it, and despite trying to conserve water, the Pea Patch Friday Share was a sight to behold this past week.  It’s especially fun to introduce residents to new vegetables and fruits as well as share recipes with them.  Many people have never seen or tasted a ripe, fresh fig or a purple kohlrabi, a lemon cucumber or a delicatta squash.  The dahlias are in their glory, the corn is soon to come, and the tomatoes are ripening on the vine.  When did any of us last have a vine-ripened tomato?  Friday Share is worth a trip even for those who aren’t inclined to cook.  The bees have had a busy summer, and so have the gardeners.

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Friday Share – Pea Patch gardeners share their bounty with fellow Panorama residents.

 

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Friday Share – Pea Patch gardeners share their bounty with fellow Panorama residents.

 

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Friday Share volunteers – Linda S., Juanita P., and Gail G.

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