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The 2019 season was a huge success with a 26% increase in the weight of produce over 2018 … which itself was a record. We have written an illustrated summary of the seasn if you would like to know more – the summary also includes information abot the new Orchard at Fritz which we areContinue reading “2019 in a Nutshell”
2018 proved to have been the best harvest since the garden started. Our backs certainly feel as if that is the case … In particular the various cucurbitae (squash, cucumbers, courgettes) were increased by almost 90% despite the presence of various insect pests that we have not seen in previous years … and the squirrelsContinue reading “2018 Harvest Summary”
The winning pumpkin was grown by Annika Peschlow with a circumference of 62 inches. Other, almost as large, pumpkins were grown by young gardeners Julien Rosu, Mia Brady, Kristjan Peschlow and Giulia Peltier. Thanks to everyone who planted a seed back in the spring.
This morning was the weigh-in for the 2017 Giant Pumpkin Contest. Each spring we give special seeds to young members of our community which they can grow on in part of the Garden at Fritz. Unlike last year, the weather was glorious this October morning. After the warm and wet summer we have enjoyed, theContinue reading “2017 Pumpkin Contest Winner”
We have just received this letter from the West Island Assistance Fund Foodbank that receives vegetables from the Garden: Dear Sirs, On behalf of the West Island Assistance Fund we thank you for your donation of fresh vegetables. We are grateful for your interest in our work. With donations such as yours,Continue reading “Appreciation”
Saturday morning is a regular opportunity for the volunteers to harvest vegetables. Today we invited the Montreal press to come along and watch us at work … one or two made it 🙂
The 2017 harvest continues apace – lots of fresh food boxes going to the food banks we serve.
The harvest we are gathering at the Fritz Garden this summer is simply wonderful. We have been gathering boxes and boxes of beans, cucumbers, celery, aubergines, beets, cilantro, zucchini/courgettes etc and our expansive rows of tomatoes are starting to ripen. All of this goes to local food banks and is gathered and distributed by ourContinue reading “Wonderful Harvest (and tiny visitors)”
This morning, our volunteer gardeners picked the first crop of vegetables of the year … at this stage mostly beans and beets. They are now on their way to one of the local food banks.