Final Harvest – and the gardening goes on!

By | What's In Bloom | October 4, 2012 | No comments

The final harvest of the the Kitchen Garden took place yesterday, including hairy melons, long-beans, cabbage, kale, as well as fresh herbs of parsley, sage, and rosemary.

We also harvested a good amount of soy beans, considering we had previously picked a full bushel only weeks ago – the gift that keeps giving!  All produce was donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank.

The garden work continues!  A team of volunteers from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) donated their time today to help clean up the old Alphabet Garden in the Teaching Garden.

They kept rolling right along by rolling logs into place for the camps for kids & children’s programs that take place in the Teaching Garden.

Proud representatives of the PwC Volunteer Team – 13 sets of hands in all helped our regular crew of garden volunteers whip things into shape in the Teaching Garden – ready for planting next Spring!

Knees & Bulbs: As I sit at my desk I’m reminded of the gardening task at hand for next week – I’ll be on my knees planting bulbs!!

I was also reminded of bulb planting when I saw this Leucojum aestivum (Snowflake) today breaking ground in the Demonstration Courtyard.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Sandra Pella about the author: Sandra Pella

Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.

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