Giving Seeds in Maine

Posted by on Apr 10, 2020 in Maine, Veggies to Table | No Comments
Veggies to Table donates 1100 packets of seeds to local food pantries
Veggies to Table Donating Seeds to Local Pantries

It was a lot of work. I had to sort through, alphabetize and arrange all my seeds. next I had to figure out which ones I may, or may not, plant this year. Then I had to organize and make bundles. And it was a lot of seeds, 1100 packets to be exact. Each bunch included a variety of the following; greens, peas, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, kale, chard, pumpkins, zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, herbs and a mix of flowers. They were all picked up (at a distance) and brought to the Jefferson Area Food Pantry, the Whitefield Pantry, and the Boothbay Pantry so that their recipients can plant their own garden and grow their own food. Exciting times for growing food in Maine and spring is on the way.

Late Harvests

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Giving Garden, Maine, Veggies to Table | No Comments

Winter is on the way. We expect snow later today. Yesterday I harvested the purple brussel sprouts, the last of the salad, and the final carrots.

Purple Brussel Sprouts

I learned that certain plants can take a bunch of frosts and will definitely plant more of them next year. Things like carrots, parsnips, beets, peas (to a certain degree), rutabagas, kale, spinach, salad and cilantro have lasted well despite the cold and some with the help of row covers.

Last Carrots

As of yesterday we are left with kale, spinach, parsley, some last salad greens under row cover, and some parsnips I am overwintering.

It has been a great season. At Veggies to Table, our non-profit, we have given away over 4200 pounds of fresh organic produce to our neighbors in need. Exciting times in Maine!

Late Salad