David Suzuki Foundation's Blog

Summer harvest

Tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic

Garlic that was planted in October was ready to harvest in July. After a couple of days drying in the sun, it is ready. This garlic is incredibly delicious, and, an added bonus, cloves can be saved and replanted in the Fall.

Our garden is really producing this year. This is just the beginning of the tomatoes and cucumbers. We planted five different varieties of tomatoes and two varieties of cucumbers. The Foundation has a salad club and the garden is a continuous source of fresh produce.

Tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic

When the Fall arrives, the salad club turns into the soup club, and by that time, this pumpkin should be ready.

Tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic

Along with our cucumbers and pumpkin plants, we also have a variety of acorn and butternut squash plants which are slowly taking over this part of the deck.

Tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic

These beautiful sunflowers grew from seeds. They are so strong and healthy, we haven't even had to stake them.

Tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic

This sunflower is over five feet tall. One really important fact that I have learned is it is all about the soil. The best thing you can do for your garden, is use the best soil. Happy gardening!

— Kim