Mike, Gail and Vicki, Garland Good Samaritans volunteers pose in front of the container garden.
Deliveries to the Good Samaritans
Only a few days away until summer begins—even though it feels like it started about five days ago with the heat. I don’t know about you but all I’ve wanted to do the past few days is lie around and read murder mysteries. However, with assistance from Charlie I did muster up enough energy to plant another laundry basket of sweet potatoes, and harvest some vegetables from the Garland Community Garden to make our weekly delivery to the Good Samaritans here in Garland. I also bought an eggplant and pepper plant to replace some spent kale in our container garden at the Good Samaritans home.
Thus far this year Loving Garland Green has delivered approximately fifty pounds of fresh produce to local folks. Eight pounds of this delivery are blackberries. We still have about three weeks of production so I’m expecting another ten pounds. Again, if you have room, I can’t say enough for the productivity of blackberries in Garland—in addition to the general lack of care they require.
Sweet Potatoes in a Laundry Basket at the Good Samaritans of Garland--Six to eight sweet potatoes will be ready to harvest between Halloween and Thanksgiving. In the meantime a prolific vine will grow over the wire trellis in this basket--a pretty and edible sight. The sweet potato leaves can be harvested for the next four months to provide a delicious addition to salads and stir fries.
This week we had about a pound of tomatoes to deliver and two pounds of green beans. Next week the tomatoes will really start producing down in the garden. I’m hoping to have a lot more tomatoes to deliver next week. By the end of July the various melons (watermelons, cantaloupe and Asian melons) we have growing will start producing.
Loving Garland Green's Quarterly Yard Sale – Saturday June 18th
9 AM to 4PM – 269 Bellwood Drive (second house on the right in from Naaman School Road two blocks east of Brand)
Do I have a lot of stuff to haul down to Charlie’s today!—not only my stuff, but stuff that Burgi, a Loving Garland Green board member, has delivered to my house. This sale promises to be a great opportunity to get a lot of good stuff. Already his living room and one of his bedrooms is filled with things.
One of our fabulous offerings at this sale will be a complete set of vintage Villeroy & Boch Fasan Green Willoware from Germany. This service for eight includes the serving dishes as well. If you will consider that EBay offers four cups and saucers from this set for $98.95, you will understand that at $200 for the entire set the buyer will be getting dishes valued at more than three times that amount. If we are not able to sell the set for $200, we will sell them on EBay. In addition to the dishes we have hundreds of other unusual items. Please come and help support a deserving non-profit organization in the DFW area.
Monthly Speakers Meeting on Garden Topics
Monday, June 27 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the downtown Garland Library on Austin Street
CAN I EAT THAT?
Loving Garland Green is hosting another great presentation from the Dallas County Master Gardeners.
End of Month Garland Community Garden Weed-Pulling Party
Saturday 8AM to Noon
We invite you to come support the Garland Community Garden. We need help pulling the grass from our beds. In addition to plenty of cold water, we also are offering a tour of the garden from 9 to 9:30 AM. Come learn about your community garden and how you can participate. There should be a few blackberries left for the children to pick.