Ahwatukee Community Garden Fall Happenings
Eggplants, peppers, squash, and melons are producing. The Jamaican Hibiscus is waist high, full of tart leaves that taste good in salads or green drinks. Soon they will be producing their shiny red fruit which makes "Red Zinger" tea. The "three sisters" are growing--corn, beans, and squash we planted in July. We are planting flower seeds as it cools down in September.
Late September is perfect for planting greens, greens, greens!! Malabar Spinach will grow from a sprig off our bushes--red or green varieties. Delicious, succulent spinach to steam or eat in salads. My personal favorite! A close second is the Swiss Chard, which has been producing in my garden for 11 months now, along with beet greens. The other lettuces cannot weather the scorching summers. See Planting Guides for info on what to plant now in your garden! Join us on Sundays to learn, chat, and help out in the garden: Sunday Get Togethers.
Hope to see you soon!
Kelly Athena, and all the garden regulars