Raining and pouring

Well, Minnesota seems to have decided that it should make up for the weeks of no significant rainfall by dumping it on us all in one week! With an inch and a half of rainfall from the storm on Tuesday night and Wednesday, three-quarters of an inch on Friday night, and more rain Saturday afternoon, our plants are sizing up quickly. But so are the weeds!

Luckily, we had a team of wonderful volunteers come lend a hand today, for our second-ever workday! We had about twenty wonderful friends (new and old) stop by throughout the day, and got the entirety of our 15th avenue lot weeded and mulched! The furrows look clean and orderly, the grass has been beaten back, and our vegetables have a little more room to breathe. A million thanks go out to all our incredible volunteers, who stuck it out even as the light sprinkles turned into steady rain in the afternoon. We couldn’t do it without you!

If you missed this workday and would like to get involved, shoot us an email at concretebeet AT gmail.com. We’re hoping to host another workday in July, so stay tuned for more details!

The second week of our CSA is going wonderfully, with shares full of many greens (kale, chard, arugula, bok choi), baby beets, cilantro, parsley, and even the season’s first SNAP PEAS! Next week we’ll have an even greater diversity of edibles, with collards and head lettuce joining the mix. After that, baby carrots, big beets, and new potatoes are on the horizon! And we’ve already got some little green tomatoes set on the vines, so before we know it we’ll be rolling in summer veggies!

Best wishes to you all, have a wonderful week, and stay dry!

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