For most crops in the Garden at 485 Elm, gardeners harvest whatever’s ready to eat. Greens, beans, peas, eggplants, peppers, summer squash, and herbs are harvest as we go.
A few crops we harvest all at once then divide by the number of gardener households for distribution. Any friends of the garden who join us for these harvests will go home with some of that food too. Those harvest-and-divide crops are potatoes, onions, garlic, brussels sprouts, and winter squash. There are also small shares “boutique” crops we grow just a little of, such as edamame, peanuts, and hull-less pumpkins we grow just for the seeds.
A share is one container of potatoes and one pile of onions.