We have enjoyed our time in the gardens this month. With our interns, Come, Stay Awhile, & Serve participants, and all of the Koinonia Grow team working together, we’ve been able to harvest, turn over beds, plant for fall, and more!

We planted a lot of fall crops this month. We started with lettuce.

Lettuce ready to be planted
Lettuce ready to plant

Here we planted cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and brussel sprouts.

Ana planting fall crops in the garden plot
Planting fall crops in the garden bed.

This fall garden plot is full of Fall Garden Plot with Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Rutabagas, and Radishes

Fall garden plot
Fall Garden Plot with Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Rutabagas, and Radishes

In this plot, the Koinonia Grow team is planting collards, kale, Swiss chard, and mustards.

Koinonia Grow team planting
Planting collards, kale, Swiss chard, and mustard greens.

Collard greens planted and ready to grow!

Collard greens planted
Collard greens planted

We worked on harvesting the last of our okra and converted the okra plot into a strawberry bed!

Harvesting the last of the okra
Harvesting the last of the okra

After harvesting the last of the okra, it was time to chop down the okra plants and prepare the bed for the new strawberry plants.

Prepping strawberry bed
Tilling the garden plot.

After the plot is all prepared, it’s time to plant the strawberry plants!

Planting strawberry plants
Planting strawberry plants

Here’s our garden plot full of strawberry plants. Can’t wait for summer!

Strawberry plants in a garden bed
Strawberry plants

After all of our planting, we still had a few more things to harvest from our summer plants. We’ll have a few more green beans to eat this year.

green bean plant up close
Green beans coming soon.

We also had plenty of sweet potatoes to harvest. Digging for sweet potatoes is like a treasure hunt!

If you want to come see our gardens or come to Koinonia to work with us in the gardens for a 1-3 months, we would love to have you! Visit our website to learn more about short term visits or our Come, Stay Awhile, & Serve program.