August 6, 2014

Ringwald's Garden World

Hello everyone! My name is Ringwald and I am the Gardener and Garden Educator here at Camp Kawartha. I thought you might like to take a peek at what’s going on in the garden today!

Abby’s Garden! This is a very special garden that has been at camp Kawartha for many years, and will be here for many more.

Kinder Camp had fun in Abby’s Garden today- looking at all the different plants and trying to identify which colours exist in the garden! For purple, they found Cosmic Purple Carrots, for Red, they found Swiss Chard, for Yellow, they found Cucumber flowers and for Orange, they found Nasteriums and for Green, well, they found that everywhere!

This year a new garden has been started in addition to Abby’s- the Range garden! It includes a big circular bed, several raised bed planters and a shade tent for campers and staff to escape the hot sun.
Right now the range garden is growing a lot of cherry tomatoes and peppers.

What's growing in the garden?

We are growing heritage cherry tomatoes, including; Yellow Pear, Green Zebra, Sweet Angora, Black Cherry and German Red Strawberry (you won’t find these in your grocery store!). We are also growing cherry tomatoes because they are delicious! Who could argue with that?

Jalapenos and Sweet Peppers

The first ripe tomato - yes!

Black Cherry Tomatoes, German Chamomile and Bloomsdale Spinach at Abby’s Garden.

Most of the big circular bed has been planted by Campers who take Eco Skills classes!

 Here is today’s harvest: Chioggia Beets, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Lettuce Mix, German Giant Radishes, Chives, Cilantro and Genovese Basil.

All of our produce goes directly to the kitchen and into the nutritious meals that are prepared for campers and staff everyday by the lovely kitchen staff. 

Keep checking into this blog to see how the gardens are doing and to see the campers having garden fun!