With Mothers’ Day behind us, and warmer weather finally here, community gardening will finally kick it in high gear. I’ve already spent several hours over the last couple of days just tilling the soil and planting tomatoes and cucumbers. I still have so much more to plant its insane.
But will I’m sure many gardening at Bruce-Monroe Park, Wangari Gardens, or the Soldiers’ Home this year are probably focused on getting their gardens in, I wanted to plant one idea that worked really well for me last year — and that is what to do with extra produce. Last year, we had a lot of vegetables that were beyond what two people could eat. This was especially true with the tomatoes and cucumbers. It this happens to you and you don’t plan to can or preserve your excess produce, you can always donate it to the Ward 1 Senior Wellness Center. Our area seniors, many of whom have no garden plots of their own, love it. It’s one way where you can make sure nothing in your garden goes to waste.